non·​phys·​i·​cal | \ ˌnän-ˈfi-zi-kəl How to pronounce nonphysical (audio) \

Definition of nonphysical

: not physical A baseball manager recognizes a nonphysical talent, hustle, as an essential gift of great players and great teams.— Frederick P. Brooks Jr. … a cycle of creation and destruction that determines all reality, physical and nonphysical.— David Redles

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Recent Examples on the Web This inverse square law, which arises from geometry, is an idealization that strictly applies to nonphysical point masses. Quanta Magazine, "Does Natural Law Need Elegant Mathematics?," 5 Dec. 2019 As if the nonphysical boundaries weren’t enough, a large portion of the show had the band performing behind a semi-sheer curtain. Washington Post, "It’s hard to see the members of Tool when the band plays live, but it sure is thrilling to hear them," 26 Nov. 2019 During practice that day, Brown and Mayock got into a nonphysical but heated exchange on the practice field, Rapoport reported. Jason Hanna, CNN, "Here's how Antonio Brown's tumultuous summer has gone," 11 Sep. 2019 The enchanted synchronicities that fuel mystical rhythms, the nonphysical vibrations that generate magick. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "Why Do People Think the Number 13 Is Unlucky? Let's Talk About Triskaidekaphobia," 29 Aug. 2018 Then, add nonphysical assets such as investments, bank accounts and insurance policies. Scott Nordlund,, "How to make an estate plan in just 10 steps," 21 June 2018 Thirty-one percent of male fans experienced both physical and nonphysical harassment, according to the survey, and 60 percent of transgender attendeess reported physical homophobic or transphobic violence. Jessi Roti,, "Incidents of sexual harassment, assault high at music festivals, new survey reveals," 28 Mar. 2018 Many law enforcement officers, who often handle domestic violence calls, now receive training on how to identify gender bias and detect nonphysical domestic abuse. Susan R. Paisner | Opinion, Anchorage Daily News, "Five myths about domestic violence," 24 Feb. 2018 There are also four nonphysical commandments of garlic knots. Alex Delany, Bon Appetit, "Perfection Exists, It's Called a Garlic Knot," 6 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of nonphysical

1843, in the meaning defined above

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21 Dec 2019

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“Nonphysical.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 27 January 2020.

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