Definition of gymnastics noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    gymnastics

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//dʒɪmˈnæstɪks//
     
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  1. 1physical exercises that develop and show the body's strength and ability to move and bend easily, often done as a sport in competitions a gymnastics competition
  2. 2(figurative) mental/verbal gymnastics (= quick or intelligent thinking or use of words)
 
adjective [only before noun]
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: gymnastics