gymnastics

gym*nas"tics

(jm*ns"tks), n. 1. Athletic or disciplinary exercises; the art of performing gymnastic exercises.
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2. Disciplinary exercises for the intellect or character.
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3. [fig.] Feats demonstrating a quick mental agility; as, mental gymnastics, verbal gymnastics.
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{

Gym"nic

(jm"nk),

Gym"nic*al

(jm"n*kl) } a. [L. gymnicus, Gr. gymniko`s: cf. F. gymnique. See Gymmasium.] Athletic; gymnastic. [Obs.]
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Have they not swordplayers, and every sort
Of gymnic artists, wrestlers, riders, runners?
Milton.
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