any of the natural sciences dealing with inanimate matter or with energy, as physics, chemistry, and astronomy.
these sciences collectively.
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
Any of several branches of science, such as physics, chemistry, and astronomy, that study the nature and properties of energy and nonliving matter. Compare life science.
- Physical sequential
file format (PS, QSAM, Queued Sequential Access Method) The simplest data set on an IBM mainframe. Sequential files can only be read or written from the beginning: they do not support random access. [Why “Queued”?] (2003-12-05)
- Physical sign
physical sign n. Any of various signs that are elicited by auscultation, percussion, or palpation.
- Physical theater
noun a type of theatrical performance which emphasizes physical expression as the primary conveyor of dramatic meaning; also written physical theatre Examples Physical theater may have little spoken content.
- Physical theatre
noun See physical theater