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Origin of natural philosophy

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75

OTHER WORDS FROM natural philosophy

natural philosopher, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for natural philosophy

natural philosophy

noun

(now only used in Scottish universities) physical science, esp physics

Derived forms of natural philosophy

natural philosopher, noun
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