Gym*nas"tic (?), Gym*nas"tic*al (?), a. [L. gymnasticus, Gr. : cf. F. gymnastique. See Gymnasium.]
Pertaining to athletic exercises intended for health, defense, or diversion; -- said of games or exercises, as running, leaping, wrestling, throwing the discus, the javelin, etc.; also, pertaining to disciplinary exercises for the intellect; athletic; as, gymnastic exercises, contests, etc.
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