physics

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From Ancient Greek φυσικός (phusikós, natural)

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physics (uncountable)

  1. The branch of science concerned with the study of properties and interactions of space, time, matter and energy.
    • 2012 March 1, Jeremy Bernstein, “A Palette of Particles”, American Scientist, volume 100, number 2, page 146: 
      The physics of elementary particles in the 20th century was distinguished by the observation of particles whose existence had been predicted by theorists sometimes decades earlier.
    Newtonian physics was extended by Einstein to explain the effects of travelling near the speed of light; quantum physics extends it to account for the behaviour of atoms.
  2. Of or pertaining to the physical aspects of a phenomenon or a system, especially those studied in physics.
    The physics of car crashes would not let Tom Cruise walk away like that.

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physics

  1. plural form of physic

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physics

  1. third-person singular simple present indicative form of physic

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