Definition of agonistics in English:

agonistics

(also agonistic)

noun

  • 1With singular concord. The theory of agonistic rhetoric; agonistic argument.

  • 2With singular and plural concord. Athletic combats such as those practised at the public games of the ancient Greek or Roman world.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Stanley (1625–1678), poet and classical scholar. From agonistic: see -ic.

Pronunciation

agonistics

/ˌaɡəˈnɪstɪks/