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English definition of “exercise”

exercise

noun (PRACTICE)    /ˈek.sə.saɪz/ US  /-sɚ-/
C2 [C] an action or actions intended to improve something or make something happen : Ships from eight navies will be taking part in an exercise in the Pacific to improve their efficiency in combat . It would be a useful exercise for you to say the speech aloud several times . an exercise in public relations Acting and actsDealing with things or people A2 [C] a short piece of written work that you do to practise something you are learning : The book has exercises at the end of every chapter .Exams, tests and exercises
(Definition of exercise noun (PRACTICE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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