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":
... upon the 'karma' 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 ... 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 ...
... the world of spiritual beings and the world of physical creation ... 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 ...
... In physics, natural units are physical units of measurement based only on universal physical constants ... A purely natural 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 ... 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 ...
Famous quotes containing the word physical:
“The struggle for existence holds as much in the intellectual as in the physical world. A theory is a species of thinking, and its right to exist is coextensive with its power of resisting extinction by its rivals.”
—Thomas Henry Huxley (182595)
“I hope I may claim in the present work to have made it probable that the laws of arithmetic are analytic judgments and consequently a priori. Arithmetic thus becomes simply a development of logic, and every proposition of arithmetic a law of logic, albeit a derivative one. To apply arithmetic in the physical sciences is to bring logic to bear on observed facts; calculation becomes deduction.”
—Gottlob Frege (18481925)
“I have often been reproached with the aridity of my genius; a deficiency of imagination has been imputed to me as a crime; and the Pyrrhonism of my opinions has at all times rendered me notorious. Indeed, a strong relish for physical philosophy has, I fear, tinctured my mind with a very common error of this ageI mean the habit of referring occurrences, even the least susceptible of such reference, to the principles of that science.”
—Edgar Allan Poe (18091849)