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 ...
... there, be it a human or animal depending 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 ... 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 ...
... of Being, straddling the world of spiritual beings and the world of physical creation ... 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 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 ... clarity and understanding, as these constants are then omitted from mathematical expressions of physical laws ...
Famous quotes containing the word physical:
“It takes a good deal of physical courage to ride a horse. This, however, I have. I get it at about forty cents a flask, and take it as required.”
—Stephen Leacock (18691944)
“The axioms of physics translate the laws of ethics. Thus, the whole is greater than its part; reaction is equal to action; the smallest weight may be made to lift the greatest, the difference of weight being compensated by time; and many the like propositions, which have an ethical as well as physical sense. These propositions have a much more extensive and universal sense when applied to human life, than when confined to technical use.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)
“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)