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exercitation

[ig-zur-si-tey-shuh n] /ɪgˌzɜr sɪˈteɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
exercise or exertion, as of the faculties or powers of the body or mind:
an exercitation of the imagination.
2.
practice or training:
exercitations in logical thinking.
3.
the performance of a religious observance; an act of worship.
4.
a disquisition or discourse performed as a display of skill.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English exercitacioun < Latin exercitātiōn- (stem of exercitātiō) exercise, practice, equivalent to exercitāt(us) (past participle of exercitāre, to exercise, frequentative of exercēre; see exercise) + -iōn- -ion
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exercitation

/ɪɡˌzɜːsɪˈteɪʃən/
noun
1.
a rare word for exercise
Word Origin
C14: from Latin exercitātiō, from exercitāre frequentative of exercēre to exercise
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