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 ... 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 these units are exactly 1 ... are then omitted from mathematical expressions of physical laws ...
... 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 ...
... 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 world of spiritual beings and the world of physical creation ... beings, but unlike angels, human souls were "knotted" to a physical body ... 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 ...
... '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 ... in-order to obtain good karma and hence graduate to a high physical and mental form and finally join the ultimate BRAHMAN ...
Famous quotes containing the word physical:
“I was always a feminist, for I liked intellectual revolt as much as I disliked physical violence. On the whole, I think women have lost something precious, but have gained, immeasurably, by the passing of the old order.”
—Ellen Glasgow (18731945)
“The most striking aspect of linguistic competence is what we may call the creativity of language, that is, the speakers ability to produce new sentences, sentences that are immediately understood by other speakers although they bear no physical resemblance to sentences which are familiar.”
—Noam Chomsky (b. 1928)
“Toddlerhood resembles adolescence because of the rapidity of physical growth and because of the impulse to break loose of parental boundaries. At both ages, the struggle for independence exists hand in hand with the often hidden wish to be contained and protected while striving to move forward in the world. How parents and toddlers negotiate their differences sets the stage for their ability to remain partners during childhood and through the rebellions of the teenage years.”
—Alicia F. Lieberman (20th century)