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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Other Words from physical science

physical scientist noun

Examples of physical science in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Yet other studies using computer models and physical science data have been unable to match these results, instead finding that either flaws exist in the computer models or sea ice may not be having such a large influence beyond the Arctic itself. Andrew Freedman, Anchorage Daily News, "Loss of Arctic sea ice may not be causing cold winters in the US and Asia after all," 15 Aug. 2019 Yet other studies using computer models and physical science data have been unable to match these results, instead finding that either flaws exist in the computer models or sea ice may not be having such a large influence beyond the Arctic itself. Andrew Freedman, Anchorage Daily News, "Loss of Arctic sea ice may not be causing cold winters in the US and Asia after all," 15 Aug. 2019 Yet other studies using computer models and physical science data have been unable to match these results, instead finding that either flaws exist in the computer models or sea ice may not be having such a large influence beyond the Arctic itself. Andrew Freedman, Anchorage Daily News, "Loss of Arctic sea ice may not be causing cold winters in the US and Asia after all," 15 Aug. 2019 Yet other studies using computer models and physical science data have been unable to match these results, instead finding that either flaws exist in the computer models or sea ice may not be having such a large influence beyond the Arctic itself. Andrew Freedman, Anchorage Daily News, "Loss of Arctic sea ice may not be causing cold winters in the US and Asia after all," 15 Aug. 2019 Geosciences, mathematical and physical sciences funding would be reduced about 15 percent. oregonlive, "Trump budget slashes science; here’s what would be lost," 19 Mar. 2019 Chemistry and Agriscience is a UC physical science course that deals with the chemistry of soils and agriculture and how that affects the life processes of plants and animals. Ramona Sentinel, "Mentors needed to assist Career Technical Education students," 22 Aug. 2019 Yet other studies using computer models and physical science data have been unable to match these results, instead finding that either flaws exist in the computer models or sea ice may not be having such a large influence beyond the Arctic itself. Andrew Freedman, Anchorage Daily News, "Loss of Arctic sea ice may not be causing cold winters in the US and Asia after all," 15 Aug. 2019 Yet other studies using computer models and physical science data have been unable to match these results, instead finding that either flaws exist in the computer models or sea ice may not be having such a large influence beyond the Arctic itself. Andrew Freedman, BostonGlobe.com, "Loss of Arctic sea ice may not be causing cold winters in US, Asia after all, study finds," 14 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of physical science

1705, in the meaning defined above

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25 Oct 2019

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The first known use of physical science was in 1705

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physical science

noun

English Language Learners Definition of physical science

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

physical science

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Medical Definition of physical science

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

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physical scientist noun

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