an examination, usually by a physician, of a person’s body in order to determine his or her state of health or physical fitness, as for military service or participation in a sport.
(med) the process of examining the body by means of sight, touch, percussion, or auscultation to diagnose disease or verify fitness
physical examination n.
A medical examination to determine a person’s health or physical fitness, especially for a specified activity or service.
- Physical file
file system A low-level view of the physical characteristics of a file, such as its location on a disk or its physical structure, for example, whether indexed or sequential. (2004-12-23)
noun 1. the branch of geography concerned with natural features and phenomena of the earth’s surface, as landforms, drainage features, climates, soils, and vegetation. noun 1. the branch of geography that deals with the natural features of the earth’s surface physical geography The scientific study of the natural features of the Earth’s surface, especially in […]
- Physical half-life
physical half-life n. See half-life.
- Physical handicap
noun 1. 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