Definition of gymnastics in English:


Line breaks: gym|nas¦tics
Pronunciation: /dʒɪmˈnastɪks


[also treated as singular]
  • 1Exercises developing or displaying physical agility and coordination. The modern sport of gymnastics typically involves exercises on bars, beam, floor, and vaulting horse.
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    • Does that mean, I was tempted to ask, your main interest in gymnastics is floor exercises?
    • Two sports halls would be built to host badminton, gymnastics and table tennis.
    • In the modern Olympics, diving and gymnastics are the two sports in which Chinese athletes are very successful.
  • 1.1 [with adjective] Other physical or mental agility of a specified kind: these vocal gymnastics make the music unforgettable
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    • I need to find a way of breaking myself into this mental gymnastics.
    • They often come up with incredibly ingenious ideas and are always happy to engage in mental gymnastics.
    • It's not supposed to make sense without some personal mental gymnastics.

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