a.1.Of or pertaining to nature (as including all created existences); in accordance with the laws of nature; also, of or relating to natural or material things, or to the bodily structure, as opposed to things mental, moral, spiritual, or imaginary; material; natural; as, armies and navies are the physical force of a nation; the body is the physical part of man.
Labor, in the physical world, is . . . employed in putting objects in motion.
- J. S. Mill.
A society sunk in ignorance, and ruled by mere physical force.
- Macaulay.
2.Of or pertaining to physics, or natural philosophy; treating of, or relating to, the causes and connections of natural phenomena; as, physical science; physical laws.
3.Perceptible through a bodily or material organization; cognizable by the senses; external; as, the physical, opposed to chemical, characters of a mineral.
4.Of or pertaining to physic, or the art of medicine; medicinal; curative; healing; also, cathartic; purgative.
Physical astronomy
that part of astronomy which treats of the causes of the celestial motions; specifically, that which treats of the motions resulting from universal gravitation.
Physical education
training of the bodily organs and powers with a view to the promotion of health and vigor.
Physical examination
(Med.) an examination of the bodily condition of a person.
Physical geography
See under Geography.
Physical point
an indefinitely small portion of matter; a point conceived as being without extension, yet having physical properties, as weight, inertia, momentum, etc.; a material point.
Physical signs
(Med.) the objective signs of the bodily state afforded by a physical examination.
Adj.1.physical - involving the body as distinguished from the mind or spirit; "physical exercise"; "physical suffering"; "was sloppy about everything but her physical appearance"
mental - involving the mind or an intellectual process; "mental images of happy times"; "mental calculations"; "in a terrible mental state"; "mental suffering"; "free from mental defects"
2.physical - relating to the sciences dealing with matter and energy; especially physics; "physical sciences"; "physical laws"
3.physical - having substance or material existence; perceptible to the senses; "a physical manifestation"; "surrounded by tangible objects"
Synonyms: touchable, tangible
4.physical - according with material things or natural laws (other than those peculiar to living matter); "a reflex response to physical stimuli"
5.physical - characterized by energetic bodily activity; "tennis is an active sport"; "a very physical dance performance"
Synonyms: active
6.physical - concerned with material things; "physical properties"; "the physical characteristics of the earth"; "the physical size of a computer"
7.physical - impelled by physical force especially against resistance; "forcible entry"; "a real cop would get physical"; "strong-arm tactics"
Synonyms: forcible, strong-arm
(jargon)physical - The opposite of logical in its jargon sense. Compare real, virtual, and transparent.

It is said that what you can touch and see is real; what you can see but not touch is virtual; what you can touch but not see is transparent; and what you can neither touch nor see is probably imaginary.
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