[jim-nas-tiks] /dʒɪmˈnæs tɪks/
(used with a plural verb) exercises.
(used with a singular verb) the practice art, or competitive sport of exercises.
(used with a plural verb) mental feats or other exercises of skill:
(functioning as sing) practice or training in exercises that develop physical strength and agility or mental capacity
(functioning as pl) gymnastic exercises
1650s, from gymnastic; also see -ics.
1. a combining form meaning “naked,” “bare,” “exposed,” used in the formation of compound words: gymnoplast. combining form 1. naked, bare, or exposed: gymnosperm word-forming element meaning “naked, stripped, bare,” from comb. form of Greek gymnos “naked, unclad; bare, mere” (see naked).
[jim-nuh-kahr-puh s] /ˌdʒɪm nəˈkɑr pəs/ adjective 1. (of a fungus or lichen) having the apothecium open and attached to the surface of the thallus.
[jim-nuh-din-ee-uh m] /ˌdʒɪm nəˈdɪn i əm/ noun, plural gymnodinia [jim-nuh-din-ee-uh] /ˌdʒɪm nəˈdɪn i ə/ (Show IPA) 1. any marine or freshwater dinoflagellate of the genus Gymnodinium, certain species of which cause red tide.
[jim-noj-uh-nuh s] /dʒɪmˈnɒdʒ ə nəs/ adjective, Botany. 1. having a naked ovary.