Definition of Physics

1. Noun. The science of matter and energy and their interactions. "His favorite subject was physics"

Exact synonyms: Natural Philosophy
Examples of category: Phase Space, Containment, Hodoscope, Magnet, Meniscus, Nuclear Reactor, Reactor, Metastability, Isotropy, Symmetry, Duality, Wave-particle Duality, Absorption Factor, Absorptivity, Reluctivity, Rest Mass, Relativistic Mass, Gravitational Mass, Inertial Mass, Mass Energy, Flux, Flux Density, Absorbance, Optical Density, Photographic Density, Transmission Density, Quantum, Attracter, Attractor, Bose-einstein Statistics, Dalton's Law, Dalton's Law Of Partial Pressures, Law Of Partial Pressures, Boltzmann Distribution Law, Maxwell-boltzmann Distribution Law, Fermi-dirac Statistics, Charles's Law, Gay-lussac's Law, Law Of Volumes, Hooke's Law, Kirchhoff's Laws, Law Of Gravitation, Newton's Law Of Gravitation, Law Of Thermodynamics, Mass-energy Equivalence, Planck's Law, Planck's Radiation Law, Gravitational Theory, Newton's Theory Of Gravitation, Theory Of Gravitation, Theory Of Gravity, Principle Of Relativity, Principle Of Equivalence, Field Theory, Bohr Theory, Conservation, Conservation Of Parity, Mirror Symmetry, Parity, Space-reflection Symmetry, Undulatory Theory, Wave Theory, Wave Theory Of Light, Corpuscular Theory, Corpuscular Theory Of Light, Kinetic Theory, Kinetic Theory Of Gases, Einstein's Theory Of Relativity, Relativity, Relativity Theory, Theory Of Relativity, Supersymmetry, Quantum Theory, Dynamical System, Chaos, Collision, Hit, Gravitation Wave, Gravity Wave, Oscillation, Vibration, Undulation, Wave, Solitary Wave, Soliton, Soliton Wave, Transient, Quantum Jump, Recombination, Transmutation, Amplitude, Node, Antinode, Center Of Buoyancy, Center Of Immersion, Centre Of Buoyancy, Centre Of Immersion, Wave Front, Wavefront, Couple, Elementary Particle, Fundamental Particle, Quark, Weakly Interacting Massive Particle, Wimp, Physicist, Coriolis Effect, Perturbation, Atomic Spectrum, Cohesion, Coriolis Force, Energy, Free Energy, Power, Work, Force, Gravitation, Gravitational Attraction, Gravitational Force, Gravity, Inertia, Angular Acceleration, Angular Velocity, Light, Visible Light, Visible Radiation, Sympathetic Vibration, Magnetic Dipole Moment, Reluctance, Scintillation, Shear, Stress, Tension, Strain, Fundamental Interaction, Interaction, Color Force, Strong Force, Strong Interaction, Weak Force, Weak Interaction, Absorption, Diffusion, Nuclear Reaction, Relaxation, Relaxation Behavior, Spallation, Modulus, Coefficient Of Elasticity, Elastic Modulus, Modulus Of Elasticity, Gas Constant, R, Universal Gas Constant, Constant Of Gravitation, G, Gravitational Constant, Universal Gravitational Constant, Metric, Metric Function, Abundance, Pencil, Angle Of Dip, Dip, Inclination, Magnetic Dip, Magnetic Inclination, Ground State, Absorber, Atom, Molecule, Acceleration, Deceleration, Bombard, Backscatter, Transform, Transform, Decay, Decompose, Disintegrate, Disintegrate, Magnetise, Magnetize, Degauss, Demagnetise, Demagnetize, Quench, Flux, Liquefy, Liquify, Liquefy, Liquidise, Liquidize, Liquify, Solidify, Solidify, Freeze, Freeze Down, Freeze Out, Crystalise, Crystalize, Crystallise, Crystallize, Decouple, Polarise, Polarize, Electrify, Depolarise, Depolarize, Shear, Quantise, Quantize, Induce, Induct, Translate, Attractive, Repulsive, Reversible, Uncharged, Miscible, Mixable, Immiscible, Non-miscible, Unmixable, Critical, Noncritical, Diabatic, Adiabatic, Viscoelastic, Fissile, Fissionable, Nonfissionable, Free, Bound, Identical, Aeolotropic, Eolotropic, Reactive, Activated, Excited, Unreactive, Hyperfine, Relativistic, Fiducial, Nuclear, Metastable, Quantal, Quantized, Dynamic, Hydrodynamic, Aerodynamic, Rheologic, Rheological, Mesic, Mesonic, Reversibly, Chaotic, Coherent, Incoherent
Generic synonyms: Natural Science
Specialized synonyms: Astronomy, Uranology, Aeronautics, Astronautics, Biophysics, Cryogenics, Cryogeny, Crystallography, Electromagnetics, Electromagnetism, Electronics, Electrostatics, Mechanics, Atomic Physics, Nuclear Physics, Nucleonics, Optics, High Energy Physics, High-energy Physics, Particle Physics, Plasma Physics, Quantum Physics, Rheology, Solid-state Physics, Statistical Mechanics, Thermodynamics
Derivative terms: Physical, Physicist



2. Noun. The physical properties, phenomena, and laws of something. "He studied the physics of radiation"
Exact synonyms: Physical Science
Generic synonyms: Natural Science
Specialized synonyms: Acoustics

Definition of Physics

1. n. The science of nature, or of natural objects; that branch of science which treats of the laws and properties of matter, and the forces acting upon it; especially, that department of natural science which treats of the causes (as gravitation, heat, light, magnetism, electricity, etc.) that modify the general properties of bodies; natural philosophy.

Definition of Physics

1. Noun. The branch of science concerned with the study of properties and interactions of space, time, matter and energy. ¹

2. Noun. Of or pertaining to the physical aspects of a phenomenon or a system, especially those studied in physics. ¹

3. Noun. (plural of physic) ¹

4. Verb. (third-person singular of physic) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Physics

1. physic [v] - See also: physic

Medical Definition of Physics

1. The science of nature, or of natural objects; that branch of science which treats of the laws and properties of matter, and the forces acting upon it; especially, that department of natural science which treats of the causes (as gravitation, heat, light, magnetism, electricity, etc) that modify the general properties of bodies; natural philosophy. Chemistry, though a branch of general physics, is commonly treated as a science by itself, and the application of physical principles which it involves constitute a branch called chemical physics, which treats more especially of those physical properties of matter which are used by chemists in defining and distinguishing substances. See: Physic. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Physics

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Literary usage of Physics

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1. C-O-R Generalized Functions, Current Algebras, and Control by Robert Hermann (1994)
"REMARKS ON ELEMENTARY PARTICLE physics AND WEINBERG'S BOOK “DREAMS OF A FINAL THEORY” As should be evident from my work in Volume 26, and many of my ..."

2. A Text-book of Chemistry by Samuel Philip Sadtler, Virgil Coblentz (1900)
"Relationship of physics and Chemistry.—It is obvious that, while the range of phenomena covered by physics and chemistry is a very wide one, the relation of ..."

3. The Theory of Relativity by Robert Daniel Carmichael (1920)
"THE FOUNDATIONS OF physics. THOSE who look on physics from the outside not infrequently have the feeling that it has forgotten some of its philosophical ..."

4. The Theory of Relativity by Robert Daniel Carmichael (1920)
"THE FOUNDATIONS OF physics. THOSE who look on physics from the outside not infrequently have the feeling that it has forgotten some of its philosophical ..."

5. The Monist by Hegeler Institute (1905)
"THE MONIST THE PRINCIPLES OF MATHEMATICAL physics. V\7"HAT is the actual state of mathematical physics? What are the problems it is led to set itself? ..."

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