from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. 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.
- n. Physical properties, interactions, processes, or laws: the physics of supersonic flight.
- n. Archaic The study of the natural or material world and phenomena; natural philosophy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The branch of science concerned with the study of properties and interactions of space, time, matter and energy.
- n. Of or pertaining to the physical aspects of a phenomenon or a system, especially those studied in physics.
- n. Plural form of physic.
- v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of physic.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The science of nature, or of natural objects; that branch of science which treats of the laws and properties of matter, and the forces acting upon it; especially, that department of natural science which treats of the causes (as gravitation, heat, light, magnetism, electricity, etc.) that modify the general properties of bodies; natural philosophy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Natural philosophy; experimental philosophy; the science of the principles operative in inorganic nature; the science of forces or forms of energy. ; ;
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the physical properties, phenomena, and laws of something
- n. the science of matter and energy and their interactions
From Latin physica, from Greek (ta) phusika, from neuter pl. of phusikos, of nature; see physics.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek φυσικός (phusikos, "natural") (Wiktionary)