- systematic instruction in sports, exercises, and hygiene given as part of a school or college program.
Origin of physical education
First recorded in 1830–40
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- training and practice in sports, gymnastics, etc, as in schools and collegesAbbreviation: PE
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- Education in the care and development of the human body, stressing athletics and including hygiene.
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