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n. Chiefly British
Variant of calisthenics.
1. (Gymnastics) (functioning as plural) light exercises designed to promote general fitness, develop muscle tone, etc
2. (Gymnastics) (functioning as singular) the practice of callisthenic exercises
[C19: from calli- + Greek sthenos strength]
ˌcallisˈthenic, ˌcalisˈthenic adj
or cal•lis•then•ics(ˌkæl əsˈθɛn ɪks)
1. (used with a pl. v.) gymnastic exercises designed to develop physical health and vigor.
2. (used with a sing. v.) the art, practice, or a session of such exercises.
cal`is•then′ic, cal`is•then′i•cal, adj.
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|Noun||1.||callisthenics - the practice of calisthenic exercises; "calisthenics is recommended for general good health"|
|2.||callisthenics - light exercises designed to promote general fitness; "several different calisthenics were illustrated in the video"|
exercise, exercising, physical exercise, physical exertion, workout - the activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit; "the doctor recommended regular exercise"; "he did some exercising"; "the physical exertion required by his work kept him fit"