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gymnastics

gym·nas·tics

gymnastics

pronunciation:
jIm nae stihks
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: (used with a plural verb) physical exercises used to develop and show strength, control, and agility. Gymnastics are often done with the aid of special equipment, such as bars and ropes.
similar words:
tumble
definition 2: (used with a singular verb) the competitive sports based on such exercises.
Gymnastics is popular around the world.
 
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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