physical science

noun

Definition of physical science

: any of the natural sciences (such as physics, chemistry, and astronomy) that deal primarily with nonliving materials

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Examples of physical science in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As a co-author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s 2021 report on the physical science behind climate change, Ruane helped model exactly how this future might play out. Jacob Stern, The Atlantic, 20 July 2022 Fecher, who has a bachelor's degree in physical science from the University of Central Arkansas, has been secretary of the state Department of Transformation and Shared Services since 2019. Michael R. Wickline, Arkansas Online, 19 June 2022 Fecher has a bachelor’s degree in physical science from the University of Central Arkansas, said Alex Johnson, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Transformation and Shared Services. Michael R. Wickline, Arkansas Online, 1 June 2022 Farrell is a physical science and health teacher at Thunder Mountain High School in Juneau. Lisa Phu, Anchorage Daily News, 14 May 2022 Climate-change modeling largely draws from physical science. Ed Ballard, WSJ, 12 May 2022 Twenty-six states require a physical science (usually chemistry or physics). Kendra Pierre-louis, The Atlantic, 4 May 2022 The physical science evaluation of those risks is a cornerstone for societal action. Scientific American, 1 Apr. 2022 The first two releases handled the physical science of a changing climate and the impacts of climate change. Scott K. Johnson, Ars Technica, 5 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of physical science

1705, in the meaning defined above

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“Physical science.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/physical%20science. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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physical science

noun

Medical Definition of physical science

: any of the natural sciences (as physics, chemistry, and astronomy) that deal primarily with nonliving materials

Other Words from physical science

physical scientist noun

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