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Definition of "physics" []

  • The science of matter and energy and of interactions between the two, grouped in traditional fields such as acoustics, optics, mechanics, thermodynamics, and electromagnetism, as well as in modern extensions including atomic and nuclear physics, cryogenics, solid-state physics, particle physics, and plasma physics. (noun)
  • Physical properties, interactions, processes, or laws: the physics of supersonic flight. (noun)
  • Archaic The study of the natural or material world and phenomena; natural philosophy. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "physics" in a sentence
  • "The undetected "god particle" in physics is the Higgs boson, I would postulate the "god particle" in the search for OOL is intelligence, not any mechanism we see in operation today …."
  • "The problem with much of the popular work done in physics is that you only can get the real picture, if you already know what they are talking about."
  • "All we do in physics is make observations and formulate mathematical models based in these observations that can be used to predict future observations."