gymnastics gym*nas"tics (j[i^]m*n[a^]s"t[i^]ks), n. 1. Athletic or disciplinary exercises; the art of performing gymnastic exercises. [1913 Webster]

2. Disciplinary exercises for the intellect or character. [1913 Webster]

3. [fig.] Feats demonstrating a quick mental agility; as, mental gymnastics, verbal gymnastics. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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