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physical Idioms & Phrases


physical ability

  • noun the ability to perform some physical act; contrasting with mental ability
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physical anthropology

  • noun the branch of anthropology dealing with the genesis and variation of human beings
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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.
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physical attraction

  • noun a desire for sexual intimacy
    concupiscence; sexual desire; eros.
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physical body

  • noun alternative names for the body of a human being
    form; figure; flesh; soma; frame; physique; material body; anatomy; shape; chassis; build; human body; bod.
    • Leonardo studied the human body
    • he has a strong physique
    • the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak
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physical change

  • noun a change from one state (solid or liquid or gas) to another without a change in chemical composition
    phase transition; state change; phase change.
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physical chemistry

  • noun the branch of chemistry dealing with the physical properties of chemical substances
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physical composition

  • noun the way in which someone or something is composed
    make-up; makeup; constitution; composition.
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physical condition

  • noun the condition or state of the body or bodily functions
    physiological condition; physiological state.
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physical contact

  • noun the act of touching physically
    contact.
    • her fingers came in contact with the light switch
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Physical education

  • noun training in the development of and care for the human body; stresses athletics; includes hygiene
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  • training of the bodily organs and powers with a view to the promotion of health and vigor.
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physical entity

  • noun an entity that has physical existence
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Physical examination

  • (Med.), an examination of the bodily condition of a person.
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physical exercise

  • noun the activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit
    workout; exercising; exercise; physical exercise.
    • the doctor recommended regular exercise
    • he did some exercising
    • the physical exertion required by his work kept him fit
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physical exertion

  • noun the activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit
    workout; exercising; exercise; physical exercise.
    • the doctor recommended regular exercise
    • he did some exercising
    • the physical exertion required by his work kept him fit
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physical fitness

  • noun good physical condition; being in shape or in condition
    fitness.
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Physical geography

  • noun the study of physical features of the earth's surface
    physiography.
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  • . See under Geography.
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physical object

  • noun a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow
    object.
    • it was full of rackets, balls and other objects
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physical pendulum

  • noun pendulum consisting of an actual object allowed to rotate freely around a horizontal axis
    compound pendulum.
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physical phenomenon

  • noun a natural phenomenon involving the physical properties of matter and energy
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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.
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physical process

  • noun a sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states
    process.
    • events now in process
    • the process of calcification begins later for boys than for girls
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physical property

  • noun any property used to characterize matter and energy and their interactions
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physical rehabilitation

  • noun providing help for disabled persons; the removal or reduction of disabilities
    physical rehabilitation; therapeutic rehabilitation.
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physical restoration

  • noun providing help for disabled persons; the removal or reduction of disabilities
    physical rehabilitation; therapeutic rehabilitation.
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physical science

  • noun the physical properties, phenomena, and laws of something
    physics.
    • he studied the physics of radiation
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Physical signs

  • (Med.), the objective signs of the bodily state afforded by a physical examination.
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physical structure

  • noun the entire structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being)
    body; organic structure.
    • he felt as if his whole body were on fire
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physical therapist

  • noun therapist who treats injury or dysfunction with exercises and other physical treatments of the disorder
    physiotherapist.
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physical therapy

  • noun therapy that uses physical agents: exercise and massage and other modalities
    physiotherapy; physiatrics.
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physical topology

  • noun the appearance of the network
    • the physical topologies of local area networks include the bus, the ring and the star
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physical value

  • noun cost of reproducing physical property minus various allowances (especially depreciation)
    reproduction cost.
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