physics

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phys·ics

noun plural but singular or plural in construction \ˈfi-ziks\

: a science that deals with matter and energy and the way they act on each other in heat, light, electricity, and sound

Full Definition of PHYSICS

1
:  a science that deals with matter and energy and their interactions
2
a :  the physical processes and phenomena of a particular system
b :  the physical properties and composition of something

Origin of PHYSICS

Latin physica, plural, natural science, from Greek physika, from neuter plural of physikos of nature, from physis growth, nature, from phyein to bring forth — more at be
First Known Use: 1715

Other Physics Terms

amplitude, centrifugal, centripetal, convection, gradient, hysteresis, kinetic, lase, quantum

phys·ics

noun plural but singular or plural in construction \ˈfiz-iks\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PHYSICS

: a science that deals with matter and energy and their interactions in the fields of mechanics, acoustics, optics, heat, electricity, magnetism, radiation, atomic structure, and nuclear phenomena

physics

   (Concise Encyclopedia)

Science that deals with the structure of matter and the interactions between the fundamental constituents of the observable universe. Long called natural philosophy (from the Greek physikos), physics is concerned with all aspects of nature, covering the behaviour of objects under the action of given forces and the nature and origin of gravitational, electromagnetic, and nuclear force fields. The goal of physics is to formulate comprehensive principles that bring together and explain all discernible phenomena. See also aerodynamics; astrophysics; atomic physics; biophysics; mechanics; nuclear physics; particle physics; quantum mechanics; solid-state physics; statistical mechanics.

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