What is the meaning of physical?


  • Involving the body as distinguished from the mind or spirit.
    • usage: "physical exercise"; "physical suffering"; "was sloppy about everything but her physical appearance"
  • Relating to the sciences dealing with matter and energy; especially physics.
    • usage: "physical sciences"; "physical laws"
  • Having substance or material existence; perceptible to the senses.
    • usage: "a physical manifestation"; "surrounded by tangible objects"
  • According with material things or natural laws (other than those peculiar to living matter. )
    • usage: "a reflex response to physical stimuli"
  • Characterized by energetic bodily activity.
    • usage: "a very physical dance performance"
  • Impelled by physical force especially against resistance.
    • usage: "forcible entry"; "a real cop would get physical"; "strong-arm tactics"
  • Concerned with material things.
    • usage: "physical properties"; "the physical characteristics of the earth"; "the physical size of a computer"
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APAWordNet. (2010). physical. Retrieved October 19, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/physical/definitions/1180757
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "physical" http://smartdefine.org/physical/definitions/1180757 (accessed October 19, 2018).
HarvardWordNet 2010, physical, Smart Define, viewed 19 October, 2018, <http://smartdefine.org/physical/definitions/1180757>.
MLAWordNet. "physical" 23 October 2010. Web. 19 October 2018. <http://smartdefine.org/physical/definitions/1180757>
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