Definition of Physical change
1. Noun. A change from one state (solid or liquid or gas) to another without a change in chemical composition.
Specialized synonyms: Freeze, Freezing, Liquefaction, Melt, Melting, Thaw, Thawing, Evaporation, Vapor, Vaporisation, Vaporization, Vapour
Generic synonyms: Action, Activity, Natural Action, Natural Process
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Literary usage of Physical change
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1. Elements of Mental Philosophy: Abridged and Designed as a Text-book for by Thomas Cogswell Upham (1854)
"The connexion between the mental and physical change not capa ble of explanation. (I.) External bodies operate on the senses, before there is any affection ..."
2. The Difficulties of Romanism by George Stanley Faber (1830)
"As for the symbols themselves, they experience no physical change. The bread and wine, in the one sacrament, still remain ..."
3. Mental Philosophy: Embracing the Three Departments of the Intellect by Thomas Cogswell Upham (1869)
"... mental and physical change not susceptible of explanation. External bodies operate on the senses before there is any affection of the mind, ..."
4. The Chemical News and Journal of Industrial Science (1903)
"This is a physical change, and is found by taking into consideration the items of the charge, their spécifie heats in the solid state, alto their specific ..."