microphysics

[ mahy-kruh-fiz-iks ]
/ ˌmaɪ krəˈfɪz ɪks /

noun (used with a singular verb)

the branch of physics dealing with physical objects that are not large enough to be observed and treated directly, as elementary particles, atoms, and molecules.

Nearby words

  1. microphonism,
  2. microphotograph,
  3. microphotometer,
  4. microphthalmia,
  5. microphyll,
  6. microphyte,
  7. micropia,
  8. micropipette,
  9. microplankton,
  10. microplethysmography


Origin of microphysics

First recorded in 1880–85; micro- + physics

Related formsmi·cro·phys·i·cal, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for microphysics

microphysics

/ (ˌmaɪkrəʊˈfɪzɪks) /

noun

(functioning as singular) the branch of physics concerned with small objects and systems, such as atoms, molecules, nuclei, and elementary particles
Derived Formsmicrophysical, adjective

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