Physics Definition

Physical properties or processes.
The physics of flight.
Webster's New World
The science dealing with the properties, changes, interactions, etc. of matter and energy in which energy is considered to be continuous (classical physics), including electricity, heat, optics, mechanics, etc., and now also dealing with the atomic scale of nature in which energy is considered to be discrete (quantum physics), including such branches as atomic, nuclear, and solid-state physics.
Webster's New World
Natural philosophy.
Webster's New World
Physical properties, interactions, processes, or laws.
The physics of supersonic flight.
American Heritage
A specific system of physics.
Webster's New World

Third-person singular simple present indicative form of physic.


Origin of Physics

  • From Latin physica from Greek (ta) phusika (the things) of nature from neuter pl. of phusikos physic

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek φυσικός (phusikos, “natural")

    From Wiktionary

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