physical science

noun

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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Two additional laboratory classrooms are needed for physical science, the attorneys also said. Cynthia Howell, Arkansas Online, 4 Jan. 2023 During Expedition 60, the crew members will print 3-D organ-like tissues in microgravity, along with other experiments in biology, physical science and Earth sciences. Hailey Rose Mclaughlin, Discover Magazine, 18 July 2019 Lawmakers doubled Biden’s requested increase for the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Science, the nation’s largest funder of physical science. Byscience News Staff, science.org, 20 Dec. 2022 Possess a master's degree in a STEM field, including engineering, biological science, physical science, computer science or mathematics, from an accredited institution. Kate Golembiewski, Discover Magazine, 2 Dec. 2021 The South Side Science Festival, co-organized by UChicago’s physical science division, the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering, and the biological sciences division, also served as an aid in science communication, Rasul said. Darcel Rockett, Chicago Tribune, 19 Sep. 2022 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

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 7 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

physical science

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

Medical Definition

physical science

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

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