Physical

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

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Famous quotes containing the word physical:

    How many young hearts have revealed the fact that what they had been trained to imagine the highest earthly felicity was but the beginning of care, disappointment, and sorrow, and often led to the extremity of mental and physical suffering.
    Catherine E. Beecher (1800–1878)

    The entire construct of the “medical model” of “mental illness”Mwhat is it but an analogy? Between physical medicine and psychiatry: the mind is said to be subject to disease in the same manner as the body. But whereas in physical medicine there are verifiable physiological proofs—in damaged or affected tissue, bacteria, inflammation, cellular irregularity—in mental illness alleged socially unacceptable behavior is taken as a symptom, even as proof, of pathology.
    Kate Millett (b. 1934)

    A more problematic example is the parallel between the increasingly abstract and insubstantial picture of the physical universe which modern physics has given us and the popularity of abstract and non-representational forms of art and poetry. In each case the representation of reality is increasingly removed from the picture which is immediately presented to us by our senses.
    Harvey Brooks (b. 1915)