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gymnastics

gym·nas·tics

gymnastics

pronunciation:
jIm nae stihks
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part of speech: noun
definition: a sport based on physical exercises that require great strength and balance. The exercises are often done on a mat and with special equipment such as bars and ropes.
 
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Gymnastics is from an ancient Greek word that means "to train or exercise naked."
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The word gymnastics contains the following part:
-ics Greek noun-forming suffix that means science, study, or practice of; properties of; practices pertaining to
synonyms:
-logy, -ology