(used with a plural verb) the feats of an ; gymnastics.
(used with a singular verb) the art or practice of feats.
(used with a plural verb) something performed with remarkable agility and ease:
the verbal acrobatics of a habitual liar.
He has no use for the mind-numbing bloat of Ringling Brothers nor does he like the light-show and acrobatics of Cirque du Soleil.
Giovanni Zoppé’s Real-Life Family Circus Malcolm Jones October 20, 2012
acrobatics, glittery lollipops, and lots of crying are involved—you have been warned.
Shia LeBeouf, Michael Fassbender & More Full-Frontal Men (VIDEO) The Daily Beast June 17, 2012
Reverse control flying and acrobatics–stunting generally is impossible for them.
Dorothy Dixon Wins Her Wings Dorothy Wayne
After the acrobatics came sleight-of-hand with cards and handkerchiefs.
The Flying Death Samuel Hopkins Adams
That was the incredible impression his acrobatics had produced—incredible, yet somehow actual.
Day and Night Stories Algernon Blackwood
I gave him a wild ride with lots of acrobatics: loops, rolls and spins.
The Biography of a Rabbit Roy Benson
The acrobatics which he performed with that defenceless consonant were marvelous.
Kent Knowles: Quahaug Joseph C. Lincoln
After he has done that the student goes to Pau for his test in acrobatics.
The A.E.F. Heywood Broun
There was no room for acrobatics, but practically everything else that a well-ordered minstrel show should have we had.
Huts in Hell Daniel A. Poling
We’ll have Arab acrobatics, Persian dances, a grand march, electric lights and absolutely no money to distribute.
The Man From Brodney’s George Barr McCutcheon
(functioning as pl) the skills or feats of an acrobat
(functioning as sing) the art of an acrobat
(functioning as pl) any activity requiring agility and skill: mental acrobatics
1859, from acrobatic; also see -ics. Also acrobatism (1864). In early 20c. acrobacy (from French acrobacie) sometimes was used.
acroblast acroblast ac·ro·blast (āk’rə-blāst’) n. A component of the developing spermatid, composed of numerous Golgi elements and containing the proacrosomal granules.
acrobrachycephaly acrobrachycephaly ac·ro·brach·y·ceph·a·ly (āk’rə-brāk’ĭ-sěf’ə-lē) n. A type of craniosynostosis in which there is premature closure of the coronal suture, resulting in an abnormally short anteroposterior diameter of the skull.
having the reproductive organ at the end of the primary axis. adjective (of mosses) having clustered upright stems and the reproductive parts borne at the tip of a stem Compare pleurocarpous
of or relating to any chromosome or chromatid whose centromere is closer to one end than to the other, creating two unequal chromosome arms. Compare (def 2), (def 2), . adjective (of a chromosome) having the centromere at one end noun an acrocentric chromosome acrocentric ac·ro·cen·tric (āk’rō-sěn’trĭk) adj. Having the centromere located near one end […]
- Acrocentric chromosome
acrocentric chromosome acrocentric chromosome n. A chromosome with the centromere located very close to one end so that the shorter arm is very small.