Definition of phisical
1. physical [ a ] involving the body as distinguished from the mind or spirit
Examples: "physical exercise" "physical suffering" "was sloppy about everything but her physical appearance"
(The Providence Journal...)
Bob_Carroll may not bear quite as close a physical resemblance to LaGuardia as Tom_Bosley does , but I was amazed at the way he became more_and_more Fiorello as the evening progressed , until one had to catch_one's_self_up and remember that this was n't really LaGuardia come_back among us again .
(Mr. America, 4:6...)
The aspects of physical development that catch the judges ' eyes and which rightfully influence their decisions are symmetry and that hallmark of the true champion - superior definition of the muscles .
(Bonnie Prudden, "The Dancer and the Gymnast"...)
If a nation wished to get a head_start in physical fitness over all other nations , it would start its kindergarten students on a program of gymnastics the day they entered and thus eliminate a large_number of the problems that plague American schools .
Ask any group of ballerinas to do ten push-ups or three chin-ups and the results , considering the amount of physical training they have had , will be very disappointing .
(Edward Austin Walton, "On Education for the Interior...)
And further he must understand his obligation to the client to not_only meet his physical necessities but also to enhance and improve his life and to enlarge the cultural horizon of our society .Synonyms physical Related Terms mental bodily animal personal material somatogenetic physiological
2. physical [ a ] having substance or material existence; perceptible to the senses
Examples: "a physical manifestation" "surrounded by tangible objects"
(Nathan Rapport, ""I've Been Here before!"...)
But , in denying any physical reality for this dream , how could the brain possibly compose that realistic , vividly visual continuity uninterrupted by misty fadeout , violent break or sudden substitution ?
(Frank Getlein and Harold C. Gardiner, S.J., Movies,...)
The meaning of the word is quite physical , to_begin_with .
The physical film is cut with a knife at the end of one complete sequence , and the cut edge is joined physically , by cement , to the cut edge of the beginning of the next sequence .
(Chester G. Starr, The Origins of Greek Civili...)
The same conclusions can be drawn from the other physical evidence of the Dark_ages , from linguistic distribution , and from the survivals of early social , political , and religious patterns into later ages .Synonyms physical touchable tangible Related Terms material
3. physical [ a ] relating to the sciences dealing with matter and energy; especially physics
Examples: "physical sciences" "physical laws"
(Cornell H. Mayer, "Radio Emission of the Moon...)
Radio_observations of Venus and Jupiter have already supplied unexpected experimental data on the physical conditions of these planets .
The use of this concept does not specify the origin of the radiation , and only if the planet really radiates as a black_body , will the apparent black-body temperature correspond to the physical temperature of the emitting material .Synonyms physical Related Terms physics
4. physical [ a ] according with material things or natural laws (other than those peculiar to living matter)
Examples: "a reflex response to physical stimuli"
(Richard I. McCosh, "Recreation Site Selection"...)
Look at the physical features of the land to determine how desirable it is for use , what can be done to correct the faults , and what it will cost to make the area meet your needs in_comparison_to other sites .
(Frank Oppenheimer, "Science and Fear-- A Discussion...)
But it has been during the last two centuries , during the scientific revolution , that our independence from the physical environment has made the most rapid strides .Synonyms physical Related Terms natural
5. physical [ a ] characterized by energetic bodily activity
Examples: "tennis is an active sport" "a very physical dance performance"
(The Providence Journal...)
Wallace_Gray has directed a difficult play here , usually well , but with just a_bit too much physical movement in the first act for my taste .Synonyms physical active Related Terms energetic
6. physical [ a ] impelled by physical force especially against resistance
Examples: "forcible entry" "a real cop would get physical" "strong-arm tactics"
7. physical [ a ] concerned with material things
Examples: "physical properties" "the physical characteristics of the earth" "the physical size of a computer"
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