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athletics

ath·let·ics

athletics

pronunciation:
aeth le tihks
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part of speech: noun
inflections: athletics
definition 1: (usu. used with a sing. verb) the study and practice of athletic development.
similar words:
exercise
definition 2: (usu. used with a pl. verb) sports and physical activities.
similar words:
exercise
Word Parts
The word athletics contains the following part:
-ics Greek noun-forming suffix that means science, study, or practice of; properties of; practices pertaining to
synonyms:
-logy, -ology