Gymnastic

Definition of Gymnastic

Gym`nas´tic   Pronunciation: jĭm`năs´tĭk
a.1.Pertaining to athletic exercises intended for health, defense, or diversion; - originally said of games or exercises, as running, leaping, wrestling, throwing the discus, the javelin, etc.; in modern times more specifically applied to athletic exercises demonstrating balance and agility, such as tumbling, somersaulting, and bodily maneuvers performed on special equipment such as parallel bars or a balance beam; as, gymnastic exercises, contests, etc.
2.pertaining to disciplinary exercises for the intellect.
n.1.A gymnast.

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acrobatic, active, athletic
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