gymnastic

[ jim-nas-tik ]
/ dʒɪmˈnæs tɪk /

adjective

of or relating to physical exercises that develop and demonstrate strength, balance, and agility, especially such exercises performed mostly on special equipment.

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Origin of gymnastic

1565–75; < Middle French gymnastique < Latin gymnasticus < Greek gymnastikós, equivalent to gymnáz(ein) (see gymnasium1) + -tikos -tic

OTHER WORDS FROM gymnastic

gym·nas·ti·cal·ly, adverbun·gym·nas·tic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for gymnastic

gymnastic
/ (dʒɪmˈnæstɪk) /

adjective

of, relating to, like, or involving gymnastics

Derived forms of gymnastic

gymnastically, adverb
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