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physical  


      adj  
1    of or relating to the body, as distinguished from the mind or spirit  
2    of, relating to, or resembling material things or nature  
the physical universe     
3    involving or requiring bodily contact  
rugby is a physical sport     
4    of or concerned with matter and energy  
5    of or relating to physics  
6    perceptible to the senses; apparent  
a physical manifestation     
      n  
7       short for       physical examination     (See also)        physicals  
  physically      adv  
  physicalness      n  


National Physical Laboratory  
      n   a UK establishment founded in 1900 at Teddington to carry out research in physics and monitor standards of measurement,   (Abbrev.)    NPL  
physical anthropology  
      n   the branch of anthropology dealing with the genetic aspect of human development and its physical variations  
physical chemistry  
      n   the branch of chemistry concerned with the way in which the physical properties of substances depend on and influence their chemical structure, properties, and reactions  
physical education  
      n   training and practice in sports, gymnastics, etc., as in schools and colleges,   (Abbrev.)    PE  
physical examination  
      n     (Med)   the process of examining the body by means of sight, touch, percussion, or auscultation to diagnose disease or verify fitness  
physical geography  
      n   the branch of geography that deals with the natural features of the earth's surface  
physical handicap  
      n   loss of or failure to develop a specific bodily function or functions, whether of movement, sensation, coordination, or speech, but excluding mental impairments or disabilities  
  physically handicapped      adj  
physical jerks  
      pl n     (Brit)  
informal      See       jerk   1       6  
physical medicine  
      n   the branch of medicine devoted to the management of physical disabilities, as resulting from rheumatic disease, asthma, poliomyelitis, etc.  
   See also       rehabilitation       2  
physical science  
      n   any of the sciences concerned with nonliving matter, energy, and the physical properties of the universe, such as physics, chemistry, astronomy, and geology  
   Compare       life science  
physical therapy  
      n      another term for       physiotherapy  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
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n.
stereotypical belief that disconsiders in terms of intellectual and physical qualities women who stay home to look after their children
n.
the end of an user’s Internet activity after his or her physical death
[Tech.]
exp.
someone who spends very few time with his wife/ her husband because of the partner's preoccupation with physical exercise
n.
authorized physical or moral person who disposes of the digital assets belonging to a deceased person
[Tech.]
exp.
generally, an endearment expression used to describe someone who, contrary to the appearances, proves to have strength, determination

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