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cal·is·then·ics

 (kăl′ĭs-thĕn′ĭks)
n.
1. (used with a pl. verb) Gymnastic exercises designed to develop muscular tone and promote physical well-being: Sit-ups, trunk twists, and other calisthenics are demonstrated on the video.
2. (used with a sing. verb) The practice or art of such exercises: Calisthenics is recommended to relax the muscles before a run.

[From Greek kalli-, beautiful (from kallos, beauty) + sthenos, strength; see segh- in Indo-European roots.]

cal′is·then′ic adj.
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calisthenics

(ˌkælɪsˈθɛnɪks)
n
(Gymnastics) a variant spelling (esp US) of callisthenics
ˌcalisˈthenic adj
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cal•is•then•ics

or cal•lis•then•ics

(ˌkæl əsˈθɛn ɪks)

n.
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.
[1840–50; cali-, variant of calli- + Greek sthén(os) strength + -ics]
cal`is•then′ic, cal`is•then′i•cal, adj.
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calisthenics

the science, art, or practice of bodily exercises intended to promote strength, health, and grace of movement. — calisthenic, calisthenical, adj.
See also: Athletics
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.calisthenics - the practice of calisthenic exercises; "calisthenics is recommended for general good health"
practice, pattern - a customary way of operation or behavior; "it is their practice to give annual raises"; "they changed their dietary pattern"
2.calisthenics - light exercises designed to promote general fitnesscalisthenics - 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"
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
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Translations

calisthenics

callisthenics [ˌkælɪsˈθɛnɪks] nplgymnastique f suédoise, gymnastique f rythmique
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calisthenics

n calistenia
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