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natural philosophy

noun
  1. natural science.
  2. physical science.
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Origin of natural philosophy

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75
Related formsnatural philosopher, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for natural philosophy

natural philosophy

noun
  1. (now only used in Scottish universities) physical science, esp physics
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Derived Formsnatural philosopher, noun
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