What does physics mean?

Definitions for physics
ˈfɪz ɪksphysics

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. physics, natural philosophynoun

    the science of matter and energy and their interactions

    "his favorite subject was physics"

  2. physics, physical sciencenoun

    the physical properties, phenomena, and laws of something

    "he studied the physics of radiation"

Wiktionary

  1. physicsnoun

    The branch of science concerned with the study of properties and interactions of space, time, matter and energy.

    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. physicsnoun

    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.

  3. physicsnoun

    Plural form of physic.

  4. Etymology: From φυσικός

Wikipedia

  1. Physics

    Physics (from Ancient Greek: φυσική (ἐπιστήμη), romanized: physikḗ (epistḗmē), lit. 'knowledge of nature', from φύσις phýsis 'nature') is the natural science that studies matter, its motion and behavior through space and time, and the related entities of energy and force. Physics is one of the most fundamental scientific disciplines, and its main goal is to understand how the universe behaves.Physics is one of the oldest academic disciplines and, through its inclusion of astronomy, perhaps the oldest. Over much of the past two millennia, physics, chemistry, biology, and certain branches of mathematics were a part of natural philosophy, but during the Scientific Revolution in the 17th century these natural sciences emerged as unique research endeavors in their own right. Physics intersects with many interdisciplinary areas of research, such as biophysics and quantum chemistry, and the boundaries of physics are not rigidly defined. New ideas in physics often explain the fundamental mechanisms studied by other sciences and suggest new avenues of research in academic disciplines such as mathematics and philosophy. Advances in physics often enable advances in new technologies. For example, advances in the understanding of electromagnetism, solid-state physics, and nuclear physics led directly to the development of new products that have dramatically transformed modern-day society, such as television, computers, domestic appliances, and nuclear weapons; advances in thermodynamics led to the development of industrialization; and advances in mechanics inspired the development of calculus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Physicsnoun

    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

  2. Etymology: [See Physic.]

Freebase

  1. Physics

    Physics is a part of natural philosophy and a natural science that involves the study of matter and its motion through space and time, along with related concepts such as energy and force. More broadly, it is the general analysis of nature, conducted in order to understand how the universe behaves. Physics is one of the oldest academic disciplines, perhaps the oldest through its inclusion of astronomy. Over the last two millennia, physics was a part of natural philosophy along with chemistry, certain branches of mathematics, and biology, but during the Scientific Revolution in the 17th century, the natural sciences emerged as unique research programs in their own right. Physics intersects with many interdisciplinary areas of research, such as biophysics and quantum chemistry, and the boundaries of physics are not rigidly defined. New ideas in physics often explain the fundamental mechanisms of other sciences, while opening new avenues of research in areas such as mathematics and philosophy. Physics also makes significant contributions through advances in new technologies that arise from theoretical breakthroughs. For example, advances in the understanding of electromagnetism or nuclear physics led directly to the development of new products which have dramatically transformed modern-day society, such as television, computers, domestic appliances, and nuclear weapons; advances in thermodynamics led to the development of industrialization; and advances in mechanics inspired the development of calculus.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Physics

    fiz′iks, n.pl. used as sing. (orig.) equivalent to Physical science—i.e. the science of the order of nature: usually sig. (as distinguished from chemistry) the study of matter and the general properties of matter as affected by energy or force—also called Natural philosophy.—ns. Physicolog′ic, logic illustrated by physics; Phys′ico-theol′ogy, theology illustrated by natural philosophy. [L. physica—Gr. physikē (theōria, theory)—physis, nature.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Physics

    The study of those aspects of energy and matter in terms of elementary principles and laws. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)

Editors Contribution

  1. physics

    A type of science with the study of facets and interaction of space, time, matter and energy.

    Physics is a very interesting subject.


    Submitted by MaryC on March 15, 2020  

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    Rank popularity for the word 'physics' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3609

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'physics' in Nouns Frequency: #1962

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of physics in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of physics in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of physics in a Sentence

  1. Robert Oppenheimer:

    I can't think that it would be terrible of me to say — and it is occasionally true — that I need physics more than friends.

  2. Mweemba Pious:

    The problem with the force of tribalism is that, it survives only when you're with your relatives but subsides when you start counting your personal friends. It's a nonsensical, subjective fundamental force, thus why it exists nowhere in physics.

  3. Sheldon Stone:

    If this could only be explained by new physics, that new physics could contain the idea of where this CP violation is coming from.

  4. Fabiola Gianotti:

    She (Curie) had a domestic way of doing physics, she had a lab in her house. She could prepare dinner in her kitchen, then move into her lab. She could have a normal life. Really amazing.

  5. Justin Kasper:

    It is a really important region to get into because we think all sorts of physics potentially turn on, and now we're getting into that region and hopefully going to start seeing some of these physics and behaviors.

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