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gymnasticsnoun [U]

uk   /dʒɪmˈnæs.tɪks/  us   /dʒɪmˈnæs.tɪks/
B1 physicalexercises and ​activitiesperformed inside, often using ​equipment such as ​bars and ​ropes, ​intended to ​increase the body's ​strength and the ​ability to ​move and ​bendeasily: the US women's gymnastics ​teamfigurative Legal ​argumentsrequireincredible mental/​verbal gymnastics (= the ​ability to ​think/​speakcleverly and ​quickly).

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gymnastic
adjective [before noun] uk   /dʒɪmˈnæs.tɪk/  us   /dʒɪmˈnæs.tɪk/
B2 a gymnastic ​display
(Definition of gymnastics from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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gymnasticsnoun [U]

 us   /dʒɪmˈnæs·tɪks/
physicalexercises that ​increase the body’s ​strength, ​balance, and ​ability to move ​gracefully, often using ​specialequipment, or the ​competitivesport of ​performing such ​exercises
(Definition of gymnastics from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “gymnastics”
in Arabic جُمْباز…
in Korean 체조…
in Portuguese ginástica…
in Catalan gimnàstica…
in Japanese 器械体操, 体操…
in Chinese (Simplified) 体操, 体操训练…
in Turkish jimnastik oyunları/sporları yarışması…
in Russian гимнастика…
in Chinese (Traditional) 體操, 體操訓練…
in Italian ginnastica…
in Polish gimnastyka…
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