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n. Chiefly British
Variant of calisthenics.
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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
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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"
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callisthenicscalisthenics (US) [ˌkælɪsˈθenɪks] NSING → calistenia f
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callisthenics, (US) calisthenics
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