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Meaning of “athletic” in the English Dictionary

"athletic" in British English

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athleticadjective

uk   /æθˈlet.ɪk/  us   /-ˈlet̬-/
B2 strong, ​healthy, and good at ​sports: She ​looks very athletic. [before noun] relating to ​athletes or ​athletics: This ​college has a ​longtradition of athletic ​excellence.

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(Definition of athletic from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"athletic" in American English

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athleticadjective

 us   /æθˈlet̬·ɪk/
of or ​relating to ​sports: an athletic ​competition Athletic can also ​describe a ​person who is ​strong, ​healthy, and ​trained or ​skilled in ​sports or a ​particularsport: Mia is ​strong, ​competitive, athletic, and still ​feminine.
(Definition of athletic from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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