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gymnastic

[jim-nas-tik] /dʒɪmˈnæs tɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to physical exercises that develop and demonstrate strength, balance, and agility, especially such exercises performed mostly on special equipment.
Origin of gymnastic
1565-1575
1565-75; < Middle French gymnastique < Latin gymnasticus < Greek gymnastikós, equivalent to gymnáz(ein) (see gymnasium1) + -tikos -tic
Related forms
gymnastically, adverb
ungymnastic, adjective
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gymnastic

/dʒɪmˈnæstɪk/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, like, or involving gymnastics
Derived Forms
gymnastically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for gymnastic
adj.

1570s, from Latin gymnasticus, from Greek gynmastikos "fond of or skilled in bodily exercise," from gymnazein "to exercise or train" (see gymnasium).

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