Definitions of physical

  1. impelled by physical force especially against resistance; "forcible entry"; "a real cop would get physical"; "strong-arm tactics" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. relating to the sciences dealing with matter and energy; especially physics; "physical sciences"; "physical laws" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. having substance or material existence; perceptible to the senses; "a physical manifestation"; "surrounded by tangible objects" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. concerned with material things; "physical properties"; "the physical characteristics of the earth"; "the physical size of a computer" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. characterized by energetic bodily activity; "tennis is an active sport"; "a very physical dance performance" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. according with material things or natural laws (other than those peculiar to living matter); "a reflex response to physical stimuli" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. involving the body as distinguished from the mind or spirit; "physical exercise"; "physical suffering"; "was sloppy about everything but her physical appearance" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. Physically. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. Of or pertaining to nature (as including all created existences); in accordance with the laws of nature; also, of or relating to natural or material things, or to the bodily structure, as opposed to things mental, moral, spiritual, or imaginary; material; natural; as, armies and navies are the physical force of a nation; the body is the physical part of man. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Perceptible through a bodily or material organization; cognizable by the senses; external; as, the physical, opposed to chemical, characters of a mineral. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Of or pertaining to physic, or the art of medicine; medicinal; curative; healing; also, cathartic; purgative. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Relating to nature or natural science; material as opposed to moral or spiritual; pertaining to the body; as, physical weakness. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. 1. Relating to the body, as distinguished from the mind. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  14. Pertaining to physics. Pertaining to animal structure. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  15. Pertaining to nature or natural objects: pertaining to material things: known to the senses: pertaining to the body. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. Pertaining to nature or material things; corporeal. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. Relating to the material universe or to the bodily life of man; corporeal; material. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. Pertaining to nature, natural productions, or material things; pertaining to physics; perceptible by the senses. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. Pert. to nature or natural productions; pert. to the body or material things; perceptible to the senses; external. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  20. Of or pertaining to physics, or natural philosophy; treating of, or relating to, the causes and connections of natural phenomena; as, physical science; physical laws. mso.anu.edu.au
  21. Relating or pertaining to the body, as distinguished from the mind or soul or the emotions; material, substantive, having an objective existence, as distinguish ed from imaginary or fictitious; real, having' relation to facts, as distinguished from moral or constructive. thelawdictionary.org
  22. fiz'ik-al, adj. pertaining to nature or to natural objects: pertaining to material things: of or pertaining to natural philosophy: known to the senses: pertaining to the body.--n. PHYS'ICALIST, one who thinks that human thought and action are determined by the physical organisation.--adv. PHYS'ICALLY.--ns. PHYS'ICISM (-sizm), belief in the material or physical as opposed to the spiritual; PHYS'ICIST (-sist), a student of nature: one versed in physics: a natural philosopher: one who believes that life is merely a form of physical energy.--PHYSICAL ASTRONOMY, an account of the causes of the motions of the heavenly bodies; PHYSICAL EDUCATION, training of the bodily powers by exercise; PHYSICAL EXAMINATION, an examination of the bodily state of a person; PHYSICAL FORCE, force applied outwardly to the body, as distinguished from persuasion, &c.; PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY, an account of the state of the earth in its natural condition--its mountain-chains, ocean-currents, distribution of plants and animals, conditions of climate, &c.; PHYSICAL TRUTH, the agreement of thought with what exists in nature; PHYSICAL WORLD, the world of matter. [Gr. physikos--physis, nature.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  23. Medical-p. Signs, see Symptom. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  24. Of matter, material, as p. force (opp. to moral); of, according to laws of, natural philosophy, as p. explanations of miracles, a p. impossibility; belonging to physics; bodily, as p. exercise, strength, beauty; p. geography (dealing with natural features). Hence physically adv., physico- comb. form. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  25. Pertaining to nature or to the body. American pocket medical dictionary.
  26. Pertaining to physics. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  27. Material; bodily. [Gr.] Appleton's medical dictionary.
  28. See Astronomy. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy

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