Definition of Physics in English :

Define Physics in English

Physics meaning in English

Meaning of Physics in English

Pronunciation of Physics in English

Physics pronunciation in English

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1. natural philosophy, physics

the science of matter and energy and their interactions

Example Sentences:
'his favorite subject was physics'

2. physical science, physics

the physical properties, phenomena, and laws of something

Example Sentences:
'he studied the physics of radiation'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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noun (functioning as singular)
the branch of science concerned with the properties of matter and energy and the relationships between them. It is based on mathematics and traditionally includes mechanics, optics, electricity and magnetism, acoustics, and heat. Modern physics, based on quantum theory, includes atomic, nuclear, particle, and solid-state studies. It can also embrace applied fields such as geophysics and meteorology
physical properties of behaviour
the physics of the electron
3. archaic
natural science or natural philosophy

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1.  Obsolete
natural philosophy
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
a specific system of physics
a book or treatise on any of these
plural noun
physical properties or processes
the physics of flight

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


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1. (used with a sing. verb) The science of matter and energy and of interactions between the two, grouped in traditional fields such as acoustics, optics, mechanics, thermodynamics, and electromagnetism, as well as in modern extensions including atomic and nuclear physics, cryogenics, solid-state physics, particle physics, and plasma physics.
2. (used with a pl. verb) Physical properties, interactions, processes, or laws: the physics of supersonic flight.
3. (used with a sing. verb) Archaic The study of the natural or material world and phenomena; natural philosophy.

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