Definition of gymnastics noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//dʒɪmˈnæstɪks//
; NAmE NAmE//dʒɪmˈnæstɪks//
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physical 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 (figurative) mental/verbal gymnastics (= quick or clever thinking or use of words) She does gymnastics at school. More Like This Uncountable nouns ending in –ics athletics, ballistics, civics, cybernetics, genetics, geophysics, gymnastics, linguistics, optics, orthodontics, orthopaedics, phonetics, phonics, physics, semantics, semiotics, stylistics, thermodynamicsSee worksheet.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: gymnastics