acrobatics
noun plural but singular or plural in construction Date: 1882 1. the art, performance, or activity of an acrobat 2. a spectacular, showy, or startling performance or demonstration involving great agility or complexity

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  • acrobatics — [ak΄rə bat′iks] pl.n. [also with sing. v.] 1. the art, skill, or tricks of an acrobat 2. any difficult or intricate tricks requiring great skill or agility [mental acrobatics] …   English World dictionary

  • acrobatics — (n.) 1859, from ACROBATIC (Cf. acrobatic); also see ICS (Cf. ics). Earlier was acrobatism (1864). In early 20c. acrobacy (from Fr. acrobacie) sometimes was used …   Etymology dictionary

  • acrobatics — [n] athletic floor exercises balancing, feats, gymnastics, somersaults, stunts, tumbling; concept 363 …   New thesaurus

  • Acrobatics — Infobox Occupation name= Acrobat caption= An arcrobat during a high wire act. official names= acrobat type= performing arts activity sector= sport, busking, circus, show business competencies= skills, manual abilities formation= employment field …   Wikipedia

  • acrobatics — /ak reuh bat iks/, n. 1. (used with a pl. v.) the feats of an acrobat; gymnastics. 2. (used with a sing. v.) the art or practice of acrobatic feats. 3. (used with a pl. v.) something performed with remarkable agility and ease: the verbal… …   Universalium

  • acrobatics — n. 1) to perform acrobatics 2)(fig.) mental acrobatics * * * [ˌækrə bætɪks] (fig.) mental acrobatics to perform acrobatics …   Combinatory dictionary

  • acrobatics — ac|ro|bat|ics [ ,ækrə bætıks ] noun plural 1. ) the skills or movements of an ACROBAT 2. ) the skills that you use when you do something difficult or complicated very well, or when you deal with a lot of things at the same time: the acrobatics of …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • acrobatics — plural noun 1) staggering feats of acrobatics Syn: gymnastics, tumbling; agility; rare funambulism 2) the acrobatics required to negotiate an international contract Syn: mental agility, skill, quick thinking, fancy footwork, alertness,… …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • acrobatics — UK [ˌækrəˈbætɪks] / US noun [plural] 1) the skills or movements of an acrobat 2) the skills that you use when you do something difficult or complicated very well, or when you deal with a lot of things at the same time the acrobatics of balancing… …   English dictionary

  • acrobatics — [[t]æ̱krəbæ̱tɪks[/t]] N PLURAL Acrobatics are acrobatic movements …   English dictionary

  • acrobatics — ac•ro•bat•ics [[t]ˌæk rəˈbæt ɪks[/t]] n. 1) spo (used with a pl. v.) the feats of an acrobat; gymnastics 2) spo (used with a sing. v.) the art or practice of acrobatic feats 3) (used with a pl. v.) something performed with remarkable agility and… …   From formal English to slang

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