Physical may refer to:
- Body, the physical structure of an organism
- Human body, the physical structure of a human
- Physical abuse, abuse involving contact intended to cause feelings of intimidation, injury, or other physical suffering or bodily harm
- Physical body, in physics, psychology, philosophy, mysticism and religion
- Physical change, any change in matter not involving a change in the substance's chemical properties
- Physical chemistry, the study of macroscopic, atomic, subatomic, and particulate phenomena in chemical systems in terms of physical laws and concepts
- Physical cosmology, a branch of astronomy, is the study of the largest-scale structures and dynamics of the universe and is concerned with fundamental questions about its formation and evolution
- Physical education, a course taken during primary and secondary education that encourages psychomotor learning in a play or movement exploration setting
- Physical examination, a regular overall check-up with a doctor
- Physical exercise, any bodily activity that enhances or maintains physical fitness and overall health and wellness
- Physical fitness, a state of health and well-being, and a task-oriented definition based on the ability to perform specific aspects of sports or occupations
- Physical property, any aspect of an object or substance that can be measured or perceived without changing its identity
- Physical Review, an American scientific journal founded in 1893 that publishes original research and scientific and literature reviews on all aspects of physics
- Physical Review Letters, a peer reviewed, scientific journal that is published 52 times per year by the American Physical Society
- Physical therapy, a health care profession
Other articles related to "physical":
... The province is composed largely of low and extremely rugged hills and small lowland areas ... It also has small and discontinuous areas along the coasts and its rivers are usually accompanied by alluvial plains and valleys ...
... the world of spiritual beings and the world of physical creation ... but unlike angels, human souls were "knotted" to a physical body ... As such, they were subject to passions and physical sensations—pain, hunger, thirst, sexual desire—just like other animals lower on the Chain of ...
... In physics, natural units are physical units of measurement based only on universal physical constants ... system of units is defined in such a way that some set of selected universal physical constants are each normalized to unity that is, their numerical values in terms of ... clarity and understanding, as these constants are then omitted from mathematical expressions of physical laws ...
... a human or animal depending upon the 'karma' or 'past deeds' done in the previous physical body/bodies or life/lives ... on earth and for that purpose created various levels of physical form ... DHARMA or duty or follow the laws in-order to obtain good karma and hence graduate to a high physical and mental form and finally join the ultimate BRAHMAN ...
... Lingayen Gulf is the most notable body of water in the region and it contains a number of islands, including the Hundred Islands National Park ... To the north of the region is Luzon Strait ...
Famous quotes containing the word physical:
“[In early adolescence] she becomes acutely aware of herself as a being perceived by others, judged by others, though she herself is the harshest judge, quick to list her physical flaws, quick to undervalue and under-rate herself not only in terms of physical appearance but across a wide range of talents, capacities and even social status, whereas boys of the same age will cite their abilities, their talents and their social status pretty accurately.”
—Terri Apter (20th century)
“... life is moral responsibility. Life is several other things, we do not deny. It is beauty, it is joy, it is tragedy, it is comedy, it is psychical and physical pleasure, it is the interplay of a thousand rude or delicate motions and emotions, it is the grimmest and the merriest motley of phantasmagoria that could appeal to the gravest or the maddest brush ever put to palette; but it is steadily and sturdily and always moral responsibility.”
—Elizabeth Stuart Phelps (18441911)
“Mans characteristic privilege is that the bond he accepts is not physical but moral; that is, social. He is governed not by a material environment brutally imposed on him, but by a conscience superior to his own, the superiority of which he feels. Because the greater, better part of his existence transcends the body, he escapes the bodys yoke, but is subject to that of society.”
—Emile Durkheim (18581917)