gymnastics

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gym·nas·tics

(jim-nas'tiks),
Muscular exercise, performed indoors, as distinguished from athletics, and usually by means of special apparatus.
[G. gymnos, naked]

gymnastics

/gym·nas·tics/ (jim-nas´tiks) systematic muscular exercise.
Swedish gymnastics  a system following a rigid pattern of movement, utilizing little equipment and stressing correct body posture.

gym·nas·tics

(jim-nas'tiks)
Muscular exercise, performed indoors, as distinguished from athletics, and usually involving special apparatus.
[G. gymnos, naked]

gymnastics

[Gr. gymnastikos, pert. to nakedness]
Systematic body exercise with or without special apparatus.

ocular gymnastics

Systematic exercise of the eye muscles to improve muscular coordination and efficiency.

Swedish gymnastics

A system of movements made by the patient against a resistance provided by the attendant, once used worldwide in physical training. It influenced the development of modern gymnastics.
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Modern gymnastics came into being near the end of the 19th century and has grown to the highly refined form it takes today.