Physical meaning

fĭz'ĭ-kəl
Of or according to the laws of nature.
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Physical is defined as a general medical check up.

An example of physical is going for an annual exam with a doctor.

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The definition of physical is things that are of nature or of the body.

An example of physical is plantlife growing in the ground.

An example of physical is someone confined to a wheelchair because of disabilities.

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Devices at the electronic, or machine, level. Contrast with logical. See logical vs. physical.
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Having to do with the body.

Are you feeling any physical effects?

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Of, or produced by the forces of, physics.
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Having to do with physics.

The substance has a number of interesting physical properties.

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A physical examination.
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Of nature and all matter; natural; material.
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A general medical examination.
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A physical examination.
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Something that exists in the reality of the material world, rather than in logic, as an idea or notion. Something physical is tangible and can be seen and touched. A physical circuit, for example, might consist of metal, glass, or plastic.
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Involving bodily force.

This team plays a very physical game, so watch out.

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Physical examination.

How long has it been since your last physical?

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Of natural science or natural philosophy.
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Having to do with the material world.

It's not so much a physical place as a state of mind.

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Of or relating to material things.

A wall that formed a physical barrier; the physical environment.

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Of or relating to matter and energy or the sciences dealing with them, especially physics.
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Relating to material things.

A wall that formed a physical barrier; the physical environment.

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Relating to matter and energy or the sciences dealing with them, especially physics.
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Associated with the sciences such as chemistry and physics that deal with nonliving things such as energy and matter, rather than the sciences such as biology and physiology that deal with living organisms. So, a radio circuit is physical, even though it is not tangible.
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Shakespeare.

Is Brutus sick? and is it physical / To walk unbraced, and suck up the humours / Of the dank morning?

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Origin of physical

  • Middle English phisical medical from Medieval Latin physicālis from Latin physica physics physics
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition