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physical meaning

EN[ˈfɪzɪkəl]
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  • Physical may refer to:
  • Body (disambiguation), the physical structure of an organism
  • Human body, the physical structure of a human
  • Physical abuse, abuse involving contact intended to cause feelings of intimidation, injury, or other physical suffering or bodily harm
  • Physical body, in physics, psychology, philosophy, mysticism and religion
  • Physical change, any change in matter not involving a change in the substance's chemical properties
  • Physical chemistry, the study of macroscopic, atomic, subatomic, and particulate phenomena in chemical systems in terms of physical laws and concepts

    Definition of physical in English Dictionary

  • NounPLphysicalsPREphysi-SUF-ical
    1. Physical examination.
      1. How long has it been since your last physical?
  • AdjectiveCOMmore physicalSUPmost physical
    1. Having to do with the body.
      1. Are you feeling any physical effects? ‎
    2. Having to do with the material world.
      1. Involving bodily force.
        1. This team plays a very physical game, so watch out. ‎
      2. Having to do with physics.
        1. Some of the most beautiful and thus appealing physical theories, including quantum electrodynamics and quantum gravity, have been dogged for decades by infinities that erupt when theorists try to prod their calculations into new domains. Getting rid of these nagging infinities has probably occupied far more effort than was spent in originating the theories.
      3. (computing) Not virtual; directly corresponding to hardware operation.
        1. OBS Relating to physic, or medicine; medicinal; curative; also, cathartic; purgative.
        2. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • Whether physical processes can hypercompute, i. e. compute Turing uncomputable functions “ultimately depends upon the causal (versus formal) structure of the world” (p. 144).
            • The local physical Chit Chat Club occupants perceive more of the social catalysts and the physicality, although they only see an abstracted representation of the remote cafe-goer.
            • The tablespace provides a layer of abstraction between physical and logical data.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Adjectives
            • Nouns
              • Countable nouns
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            1. en physically
            2. en physicals
            3. en physicality
            4. en physicalism
            5. en physicalize
            Source: Wiktionary

            Meaning of physical for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this word "physical" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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