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Meaning of PHYSICS

Pronunciation:  'fiziks

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the science of matter and energy and their interactions

PHYSICS is a 7 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: natural philosophy, physical science
 See Also: acoustics, aeronautics, astronautics, astronomy, atomic physics, biophysics, corpuscular theory, corpuscular theory of light, cryogenics, cryogeny, crystallography, Einstein's theory of relativity, electromagnetics, electromagnetism, electronics, electrostatics, high energy physics, high-energy physics, kinetic theory, kinetic theory of gases, mechanics, natural science, nuclear physics, nucleonics, optics, particle physics, plasma physics, quantum physics, quantum theory, relativity, relativity theory, rheology, solid-state physics, statistical mechanics, theory of relativity, thermodynamics, undulatory theory, uranology, wave theory, wave theory of light



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Phys"ics\, n. [See {Physic}.]
The science of nature, or of natural objects; that branch of
science which treats of the laws and properties of matter,
and the forces acting upon it; especially, that department of
natural science which treats of the causes (as gravitation,
heat, light, magnetism, electricity, etc.) that modify the
general properties of bodies; natural philosophy.

Note: Chemistry, though a branch of general physics, is
      commonly treated as a science by itself, and the
      application of physical principles which it involves
      constitute a branch called chemical physics, which
      treats more especially of those physical properties of
      matter which are used by chemists in defining and
      distinguishing substances.