Definition of Natural philosophy

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

Exact synonyms: Physics
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

Definition of Natural philosophy

1. Noun. (historical) The objective study of nature in the widest sense; science, (later especially) physics. (defdate from 14th c.) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Natural Philosophy

natural logarithm
natural logarithms
natural minor scale
natural minor scales
natural monopolies
natural monopoly
natural mutation
natural number
natural numbers
natural object
natural order
natural person
natural persons
natural phenomenon
natural philosophy (current term)
natural pigment
natural preserve
natural price
natural prices
natural process
natural processes
natural product
natural products
natural reserve
natural resin
natural resource
natural resources
natural science
natural sciences

Literary usage of Natural philosophy

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1876)
"Experimental Essay* 40 с Vi, Wells' natural philosophy, $1.60.—Science of Common Things 81.20 Iv. "Williams' Heat and Steam, $3.50 Bai, Wilson's Progress of ..."

2. The Boston School Compendium of Natural and Experimental Philosophy by Richard Green Parker (1839)
"natural philosophy is the science which treats of the powers and ... Mechanics is that branch of natural philosophy which relates to motion and the moving ..."

3. The Elements of Natural Or Experimental Philosophy by Tiberius. Cavallo (1803)
"ÉLÉMENTS OF natural philosophy. PART IV. ASTRONOMY. r^ HE nature of the luminous objects that are JL feen in the heavens, and of which the moon is the ..."

4. A History of Modern Philosophy: A Sketch of the History of Philosophy from by Harald Høffding (1908)
"(7) natural philosophy Fechner's antagonism to the romantic philosophy appears most clearly in his ..."

5. The Positive Philosophy of Auguste Comte by Auguste Comte, Harriet Martineau (1853)
"... down intellectual enterprise in the direction of natural philosophy, and was the first cause of the retardation of science which I explained just now. ..."

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