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":
... In physics, natural units are physical units of measurement based only on universal physical constants ... 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 these units are exactly 1 ... are then omitted from mathematical expressions of physical laws ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... or 'past deeds' done in the previous physical body/bodies or life/lives ... itself on earth and for that purpose created various levels of physical form ... laws in-order to obtain good karma and hence graduate to a high physical and mental form and finally join the ultimate BRAHMAN ...
... the Chain of Being, straddling the world of spiritual beings and the world of physical creation ... were spiritual beings, 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 the Being ...
Famous quotes containing the word physical:
“Hemingway is great in that alone of living writers he has saturated his work with the memory of physical pleasure, with sunshine and salt water, with food, wine and making love and the remorse which is the shadow of that sun.”
—Cyril Connolly (19031974)
“Self-esteem is as important to our well-being as legs are to a table. It is essential for physical and mental health and for happiness.”
—Louise Hart (20th century)
“Whenever reality reinforces a childs fantasied dangers, the child will have more difficulty in overcoming them...So, while parents may not regard a spanking as a physical attack or an assault on a childs body, the child may regard it as such, and experience it as a confirmation of his fears that grown-ups under certain circumstances can really hurt you.”
—Selma H. Fraiberg (20th century)