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English definition of “exercise”

exercise

noun [C] (PRACTICE)   /ˈek·sərˌsɑɪz/
an action or actions intended to improve something or make something happen: The military exercises will involve several thousand soldiers. The whole thing was an exercise in futility (= actions that were useless). An exercise can be written work that you do to practice something you are learning: The book has exercises at the end of every chapter.
(Definition of exercise noun (PRACTICE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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