Pronunciation: (ak"ru-bat'iks), [key]
1. (used with a pl. v.) the feats of an acrobat; gymnastics.
2. (used with a sing. v.) the art or practice of acrobatic feats.
3. (used with a pl. v.) something performed with remarkable agility and ease: the verbal acrobatics of a habitual liar.
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