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[jim-nas-tik] /dʒɪmˈnæs tɪk/

of or relating to physical exercises that develop and demonstrate strength, balance, and agility, especially such exercises performed mostly on special equipment.
of, relating to, like, or involving gymnastics

1570s, from Latin gymnasticus, from Greek gynmastikos “fond of or skilled in bodily exercise,” from gymnazein “to exercise or train” (see gymnasium).


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