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adj. 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. 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. Perceptible through a bodily or material organization; cognizable by the senses; external; as, the physical, opposed to chemical, characters of a mineral. 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.


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