• WordNet 3.6
    • adj gymnastic vigorously active "an acrobatic dance","an athletic child","athletic playing","gymnastic exercises"
    • adj gymnastic of or relating to or used in exercises intended to develop strength and agility "gymnastic horse"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Gymnastic A gymnast.
    • Gymnastic Pertaining to athletic exercises intended for health, defense, or diversion; -- originally said of games or exercises, as running, leaping, wrestling, throwing the discus, the javelin, etc.; in modern times more specifically applied to athletic exercises demonstrating balance and agility, such as tumbling, somersaulting, and bodily maneuvers performed on special equipment such as parallel bars or a balance beam; as, gymnastic exercises, contests, etc.
    • Gymnastic pertaining to disciplinary exercises for the intellect.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • gymnastic Pertaining to athletic exercises of the body, intended for health, defense, or diversion.
    • gymnastic Pertaining to disciplinary exercises for the intellect.
    • gymnastic Athletic; vigorous.
    • n gymnastic Athletic exercise; athletics.
    • n gymnastic Disciplinary exercise for the intellect or character.
    • n gymnastic A teacher of gymnastics; a gymnast.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Gymnastic pertaining to athletic exercises: athletic, vigorous
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. gymnasticus, Gr. gymnastiko`s: cf. F. gymnastique,. See Gymnasium
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—Gr. gymnasiongymnazein, gymnos, naked.


In literature:

The duke was making gymnastic movements to test the elasticity of his leather breeches and the strength of his knees.
"The Child of Pleasure" by Gabriele D'Annunzio
Yet what was she, the priestess, when one came to think of it, but a female gymnast, a mountebank at higher wages?
"The Tragic Muse" by Henry James
Any time will do for gymnastics.
"Old Fogy" by James Huneker
In fact he must be regarded as a kind of literary gymnast.
"Hidden Treasures" by Harry A. Lewis
They are: (1) reading and writing, (2) gymnastic exercises, (3) music, to which is somewhat added (4) drawing.
"A Popular History of the Art of Music" by W. S. B. Mathews
Mathematics may be called narrow, but no one can have sound intellectual culture without these mental gymnastics.
"Girls and Women" by Harriet E. Paine (AKA E. Chester}
It was called gymnastic and interpretive dancing.
"Gigolo" by Edna Ferber
Friction arose between the Government and Liberal gymnastic societies and students' clubs.
"German Culture Past and Present" by Ernest Belfort Bax
Were not the laws, which have the charge of this, right in commanding your father to train you in music and gymnastic?
"The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to prose. Volume I (of X) - Greece" by Various
Tempest was one of the best gymnasts in the school, and it was always worth while to watch him on the trapeze and horizontal bar.
"Tom, Dick and Harry" by Talbot Baines Reed

In poetry:

"Oh, stately man and old beside,
Why dost gymnastics do?
Is such example dignified
To set before your crew?"
"The Dutiful Mariner" by Wallace Irwin
Not one of the prisoners regained sexual balance.
Depressions, impotency, sleeplessness…erotic
dispersion in languages, reading, games, music,
and gymnastics.
"Notes On Vision" by James Douglas Morrison

In news:

Kanaeva wins again at rhythmic gymnastics worlds.
In rhythmic gymnastics, the athletes compete as individuals or in teams of five.
Liubou Charkashyna of Belarus performing in the all-around rhythmic gymnastics competition on Friday at the London Games.
Evgeniya Kanaeva became the first rhythmic gymnast to win two Olympic all-around titles, defending her gold medal from Beijing on Saturday.
Liubou Charkashyna of Belarus competes in the Individual All-Around Gymnastics Rhythmic Charkashyna won the bronze medal in the all-around competition.
Evgeniya Kanaeva stays on course for gold in rhythmic gymnastics.
Russia's Evgeniya Kanaeva performs during the rhythmic gymnastics individual all-around qualifications at more.
Racing Presidents do rhythmic gymnastics.
Julie Zetlin hopes to promote rhythmic gymnastics in the US.
Rhythmic Gymnastics Star Readies For London.
Shelby Kisiel automatically qualified for the world team by winning the 2011 US rhythmic gymnastics all-around title.
I knew the weather was predicted to be snow and wind on Friday evening, but I decided to brave it and head over to Waseca for the Section Gymnastics Meet.
Fierce Five leave rivals sobbing in gymnastics.
Ricky and Lynn Raisman can been seen physically squirming as the 18-year-old gymnast from Needham, Massachusetts, competed in her first Olympic Games on Sunday night.
I have no interest in sports, except for UFC fights and the ribbon-dancing part of gymnastics.

In science:

Gymnastics are then required to prevent this trace U(1) photon mixing with the physical photon.
Noncommutativity from the string perspective: modification of gravity at a mm without mm sized extra dimensions
It is known that m0 T is not large enough to bring d = 5 proton decay in accord with experiment (unless one goes through painful gymnastics or arbitrary cancellations ).
Proton decay, supersymmetry breaking and its mediation
It is apparent that most of USA’s advantage sports concentrate on swimming, Athletics, as well as Gymnastics with its ma jor competitors such as AUS in swimming, ROU in Gymnastics, and ITA in Athletics.
Overlapping Community Detection in Bipartite Networks
Our method is based on an upstairs - downstairs gymnastics by moving between the base manifold and the total space of a fiber bundle.
On the existence of Generalized Unicorns on Surfaces
The following diagram shows our upstairs-downstairs gymnastics.
On the existence of Generalized Unicorns on Surfaces