physics

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noun plural but singular or plural in construction phys·ics \ˈfi-ziks\

Definition of physics

  1. 1 :  a science that deals with matter and energy and their interactions

  2. 2 a :  the physical processes and phenomena of a particular system b :  the physical properties and composition of something

Origin and Etymology of physics

Latin physica, plural, natural science, from Greek physika, from neuter plural of physikos of nature, from physis growth, nature, from phyein to bring forth — more at be


First Known Use: 1715


PHYSICS Defined for English Language Learners

physics

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noun plural but singular or plural in construction phys·ics \ˈfi-ziks\

Definition of physics for English Language Learners

  • : a science that deals with matter and energy and the way they act on each other in heat, light, electricity, and sound


PHYSICS Defined for Kids

physics

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noun phys·ics \ˈfi-ziks\

Definition of physics for Students

  1. :  a science that deals with the facts about matter and motion and includes the subjects of mechanics, heat, light, electricity, sound, and the atomic nucleus


Medical Dictionary

physics

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noun plural but singular or plural in construction phys·ics \ˈfiz-iks\

Medical Definition of physics

  1. :  a science that deals with matter and energy and their interactions in the fields of mechanics, acoustics, optics, heat, electricity, magnetism, radiation, atomic structure, and nuclear phenomena



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