- of or relating to physical exercises that develop and demonstrate strength, balance, and agility, especially such exercises performed mostly on special equipment.
Origin of gymnastic
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Examples from the Web for gymnastic
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To remove this should be the primary object in gymnastic training.
The works he has left on Gymnastic and Music are of such character.Albert Durer
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What time shall we allow for this second gymnastic training of the soul?
The education which was assigned to the men was music and gymnastic.
Then women must be taught music and gymnastic and also the art of war, which they must practise like the men?
- of, relating to, like, or involving gymnastics
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Word Origin and History for gymnastic
1570s, from Latin gymnasticus, from Greek gynmastikos "fond of or skilled in bodily exercise," from gymnazein "to exercise or train" (see gymnasium).
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