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Definition of the adjective aerobic

What does aerobic mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. depending on free oxygen or air
  2. based on or using the principles of aerobics; enhancing respiratory and circulatory efficiency
    • examples: aerobic dance | running is very aerobic
    • antonym: anaerobic

Alternative definition of the adjective aerobic


  1. Living or occurring only in the presence of oxygen e.g. aerobic bacteria.
  2. Involving or improving oxygen consumption by the body e.g. aerobic exercise.
  3. Of, or relating to aerobics.

Specialised definition of the adjective aerobic

Glossary of chemistry

conditions under which molecular oxygen serves as the terminal electron acceptor in respiration or in metabolic oxygenation

Glossary of sports

in the presence of, requiring or utilizing oxygen. (Mark H. Anshel. 1991. Dictionary of the Sport and Exercise Sciences. Human Kinetics Books Champaign, Illinois)

Definition of the noun aerobic

What does aerobic mean as a name of something?

Specialised definition of the noun aerobic

Glossary of sports

high intensity exercise for training general fitness. This form of fitness training uses dance and calisthenic exercises to increase oxygen utilization. Aerobics is a form of endurance training, which is generally accompanied by music and also trains coordinative abilities, flexibility, strength, and endurance speed. The work of Kenneth H. Cooper, who presented an aerobic training program in a book entitled "Aerobics" (1968) and developed corresponding performance tests helped aerobics to be well received and become a "popular movement". When performed correctly aerobics can contribute toward maintaining and improving health. (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)


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Google previewThe Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine: An IOC Medical Commission Publication, The Young Athlete (2008)

by Helge Hebestreit, Oded Bar-Or

The term “aerobic capacity” denotes the maximal ability of an individual, a limb, or an organ to utilize oxygen. Commonly, “aerobic capacity” refers to the maximal whole body rate of oxygen consumption (Vo2), which can be achieved during a ...

Google previewDictionary of Environmental Engineering and Wastewater Treatment (2016)

by Alireza Bahadori, Scott T. Smith

Aerobic Bacteria Bacteria that require free (elementary) oxygen for growth. Aerobic Composting It is a method of composting organic waste using bacteria that need oxygen. This requires that the waste be exposed to air either by turning or by ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Agricultural, Food, and Biological Engineering (Print) (2003)

by Dennis R. Heldman

INTRODUCTION Oxygen is an important ingredient for microbial growth during aerobic fermentation. Since solubility of oxygen is very low in aqueous ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Parasitology: A-M (2008)

by Heinz Mehlhorn, Horst Aspöck

In the development of the liver fluke, therefore, 2 pronounced shifts in energy metabolism seem to occur: one being characterized by the transition from complete substrate oxidation to aerobic acetate formation, and the other by a change from ...

Google previewChurchill Livingstone's Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science and Medicine (2008)

by Sheila Jennett

aerobic dependent onoxygen. aerobic capacity maximum rate at which an animal or human subject can take up oxygen from the air; also known as maximal oxygen ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine: An IOC Medical Commission Publication, Nutrition in Sport (2008)

by Ronald J. Maughan

aerobic metabolism. For example, a marathon runner can utilize over 12000 repeated muscle actions of each leg in completing the 42.2-km course. The characteristics and capabilities of the muscle fibres can be substantially modified by ...

Google previewThe New Wellness Encyclopedia (1995)

by University of California, Berkeley

Aerobic. Activities. One of the truly pleasant aspects of exercising is that you have plenty of options. You can choose to do something as simple as walking, you can take up one or more recreational sports, or you can perform a specific routine ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (2013)

by Chris Park, Michael Allaby

aerobe (aerobic organism) An organism that can ...

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Cyclists, I work with a number of cyclists. They are great athletes; they are great aerobic athletes. If you ask them to hit a baseball or golf ball, they can't do that. (Eric Heiden)
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The value of this 7-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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