Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act or an instance of exercising.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Exercise; practice; use.
  • noun An exercise; an act; a performance; particularly, a mental act or performance; a play of the mind.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun rare exercise; practice; use.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun obsolete The exercise or exertion of some power, responsibility, faculty etc.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English exercitacioun, from Latin exercitātiō, exercitātiōn-, from exercitāre, frequentative of exercēre, to exercise; see exercise.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin exercitatio, from exercitare, intensive, from exercere to exercise.

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