English definition of “exercise”
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY [C, U] › physical activity that you do to make your body strong and healthy: Swimming is my favourite form of exercise. Let's do some stretching exercises to start with.
TEST [C] › a piece of written work that helps you learn something: For your homework, please do exercise 3 on page 24.
ACTIVITY WITH PURPOSE [C] › an activity which is intended to achieve a particular thing: The whole point of the exercise was to get people to share their ideas. a team-building exercise.
MILITARY [C] › a set of actions that a group of soldiers do to practise their skills: The cadets are out on military exercises.
USE [U] formal › the use of something such as a power or right