What part of speech is “jumping”

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Jumping is the action of propelling oneself upward in to the air. It involves a single act of thrusting oneself off the ground and into the air, using the legs and arms to propel oneself into the air for a brief moment before returning to the ground again.

using jumping to refer to a single act of propelling oneself upward, as well as using it as a gerund to refer to the activity of jumping, such as 'jumping is fun'.

'Jumping off a cliff can be dangerous'

'Jumping is a great way to stay in shape'.

jumping can be used as a gerund to refer to the activity of jumping as a sport, but not as a noun when talking about the object itself.

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