physical science

noun
Updated on: 5 Jan 2018

Definition of physical science

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

physical scientist

noun

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First Known Use of physical science

1705


PHYSICAL SCIENCE Defined for English Language Learners

physical science

noun

Definition of physical science for English Language Learners

  • : an area of science that deals with materials that are not alive and the ways in which nonliving things work


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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

physical scientist

noun

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