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physical education

noun
1.
systematic instruction in sports, exercises, and hygiene given as part of a school or college program.
Origin of physical education
1830-1840
1830-40
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  • Established in 1890, the school has gained international recognition for its work in physical education for the deaf.

    North Dakota Various
  • I do not for one moment forget that I am speaking of physical education.

    The Education of American Girls Anna Callender Brackett
  • physical education has had its vogue, but too much as an endeavor apart, not as a necessary element in the whole.

  • All the rules for physical education, or of Hygiene, are derived from this conception.

    Pedagogics as a System Karl Rosenkranz
  • Not less importance was attached to physical education than to intellectual and moral.

    Freeland Theodor Hertzka
  • And why do we allow pupils to waste their time in physical education?

    The Teaching of Geometry David Eugene Smith
British Dictionary definitions for physical education

physical education

noun
1.
training and practice in sports, gymnastics, etc, as in schools and colleges PE
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physical education in Medicine

physical education n.
Abbr. phys. ed., phys ed
Education in the care and development of the human body, stressing athletics and including hygiene.

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