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Definition of "athletics" []

  • Activities, such as sports, exercises, and games, that require physical skill and stamina. (noun)
  • The principles or system of training and practice for such activities. (noun)
  • Track and field events (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • Sports or exercises engaged in by athletes (noun)
  • The theory or practice of athletic activities and training (noun)

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Use "athletics" in a sentence
  • "Its clear that Africans are over represented in athletics, is this purely cultural, or does it have a basis in genetics?"
  • "In return, they expect the kid to recognize that athletics is the reason they are at the institution."
  • "At some of the schools where athletics is most heavily subsidized, faculty salaries have dipped, state-funded financial aid is drying up and students are bracing for tuition and fee increases."