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|part of speech:
||(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.
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||(used with a singular verb) the competitive sports based on such exercises.
Gymnastics is popular around the world.
is from an ancient Greek word that means "to train or exercise naked."