phys·i·cal·i·ty | \ˌfi-zə-ˈka-lə-tē \
plural physicalities

Definition of physicality 

1 : intensely physical orientation : predominance of the physical usually at the expense of the mental, spiritual, or social

2 : a physical aspect or quality

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During a camera test at Atlanta’s Pinewood Studios the actress impressed producers not only with her dramatic skills but with her physicality, performing stunt sequences as part of her tryout. Jen Yamato,, "Meet Hannah John-Kamen, breakout super-villain in 'Ant-Man and the Wasp'," 5 July 2018 Alterboyz practices slow, patient improv while Wet Bus speeds through its set with quick wit, rapid physicality shifts, and bold scene initiations. Steve Heisler, Chicago Reader, "The two improv teams in Oh Hell Yeah demonstrate that timing is everything," 22 June 2018 The Capitals fed off the physicality in winning Game 6. Kevin Allen, USA TODAY, "Do Capitals or Lightning win Game 7, reach Stanley Cup Final? Golden Knights await.," 22 May 2018 Perhaps this physicality resonated with investors who viewed stocks and bonds as nothing more than letters on a screen or at the most, pieces of paper. Eduardo Gruener, miamiherald, "No, your house is not an investment," 9 July 2018 The physicality that Tyronn Lue had preached the last two days was on display, while J.R. Smith and Kevin Love finally gave James some help. Nancy Armour, USA TODAY, "Crown the Warriors now, these NBA Finals are over," 6 June 2018 The physicality and discipline proved to be a good match for him. Karen Campbell,, "Boston Ballet’s John Lam is set to soar in dances from Balanchine to Bournonville," 10 May 2018 Barbie’s physicality has been a lightning rod ever since. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, "Can Barbie Really Have It All?," 1 May 2018 Thomas and Brown have stood out in practices this week for their physicality. Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Pistons will unveil 'pit bulls' during NBA summer league," 5 July 2018

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First Known Use of physicality

1827, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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