- The definition of an acrobat is a gymnast who performs tricks while tumbling or suspended in the air.
Examples of acrobats are the Cirque du Soleil performers.
Origin: French acrobate ; from Classical Greek akrobatos, walking on tiptoe ; from akros (see acro-) plush bainein, to walk, go
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- One who is skilled in feats of balance and agility in gymnastics.
- One who changes one's viewpoint on short notice in response to the circumstances.
Origin: French acrobate, from Greek akrobatēs : akros, high; see acro- + bainein, bat-, to walk; see gwā- in Indo-European roots.
- acˌro·batˈic adjective
- acˌro·batˈi·cal·ly adverb
acrobat - Computer Definition
Document exchange software from Adobe that allows documents to be displayed and printed the same on every computer. The Acrobat system created the Portable Document Format (PDF), which is widely used in commercial printing and on the Web. See PDF.
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