What is physical?

  • (adj): Involving the body as distinguished from the mind or spirit.
    Example: "Physical exercise"; "physical suffering"; "was sloppy about everything but her physical appearance"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on physical:

Northern Samar - Geography - Physical
... The province is composed largely of low and extremely rugged hills and small lowland areas ... It also has small and discontinuous areas along the coasts and its rivers are usually accompanied by alluvial plains and valleys ...
Key Principles of Vishishtadvaita
... there, be it a human or animal depending upon the 'karma' or 'past deeds' done in the previous physical body/bodies or life/lives ... was imperfect to perfect itself on earth and for that purpose created various levels of physical form ... good karma and hence graduate to a high physical and mental form and finally join the ultimate BRAHMAN ...
Ilocos Region - Physical
... Lingayen Gulf is the most notable body of water in the region and it contains a number of islands, including the Hundred Islands National Park ... To the north of the region is Luzon Strait ...
Natural Units
... In physics, natural units are physical units of measurement based only on universal physical constants ... of units is defined in such a way that some set of selected universal physical constants are each normalized to unity that is, their numerical values in terms of these units are ... then omitted from mathematical expressions of physical laws ...
Great Chain Of Being - The Great Chain of Being - Humanity
... the Chain of Being, straddling the world of spiritual beings and the world of physical creation ... unlike angels, human souls were "knotted" to a physical body ... As such, they were subject to passions and physical sensations—pain, hunger, thirst, sexual desire—just like other animals lower on the Chain of the Being ...

More definitions of "physical":

  • (adj): Concerned with material things.
    Example: "Physical properties"; "the physical characteristics of the earth"; "the physical size of a computer"
  • (adj): Relating to the sciences dealing with matter and energy; especially physics.
    Example: "Physical sciences"; "physical laws"
  • (adj): Impelled by physical force especially against resistance.
    Example: "A real cop would get physical"
    Synonyms: forcible, strong-arm
  • (adj): According with material things or natural laws (other than those peculiar to living matter).
    Example: "A reflex response to physical stimuli"
  • (adj): Characterized by energetic bodily activity.
    Example: "A very physical dance performance"
    Synonyms: active
  • (adj): Having substance or material existence; perceptible to the senses.
    Example: "A physical manifestation"
    Synonyms: tangible, touchable

Famous quotes containing the word physical:

    Adam and Eve, according to the fable, wore the bower before other clothes. Man wanted a home, a place of warmth, or comfort, first of physical warmth, then the warmth of the affections.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    We best avoid wars by taking even physical action to stop small ones.
    Anthony, Sir Eden (1897–1977)

    Women are to be lifted up to a physical equality with man by placing upon their shoulders equal burdens of labor, equal responsibilities of state-craft; they are to be brought down from their altruistic heights by being released from all obligations of purity, loyalty, self-sacrifice, and made free of the world of passion and self-indulgence, after the model set them by men of low and materialistic ideals.
    Caroline Fairfield Corbin (b. c. 1835–?)