(used with a plural verb) the feats of an acrobat; gymnastics.
(used with a singular verb) the art or practice of acrobatic feats.
(used with a plural verb) something performed with remarkable agility and ease: the verbal acrobatics of a habitual liar.

1880–85; see acrobatic, -ics Unabridged
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acrobatics (ˌækrəˈbætɪks)
1.  (functioning as plural) the skills or feats of an acrobat
2.  (functioning as singular) the art of an acrobat
3.  (functioning as plural) any activity requiring agility and skill: mental acrobatics

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Example sentences
Some squid don't rely on such subtle aerial acrobatics.
Governments once turned a blind eye to their wealthy citizens' offshore tax
True, she comes from an academic environment, therefore her political
  acrobatics sometime lack in finesse.
Shops and restaurants line the beach, and entertainers perform beach
  acrobatics, making this a busy place.
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