Origin of physical
Synonyms for physical
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Royalty rates drop to the alarmingly fractional in this new “non-physical” arena.Van Dyke Parks on How Songwriters Are Getting Screwed in the Digital Age|Van Dyke Parks|June 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But spirituality is more concerned with non-physical evolution.
The mechanism of inheritance must either be physical or it must be non-physical; that is, immaterial.Science and Morals and Other Essays|Bertram Coghill Alan Windle
Do we not then have to supply a non-chemical, a non-physical force or factor to account for the living body?The Breath of Life|John Burroughs
For a moment he knew genuine fear—the non-physical fear which the impalpable can awake in the bravest mind.The Kingdom Round the Corner|Coningsby Dawson
early 15c., "of or pertaining to material nature" (in medicine, opposed to surgical), from Medieval Latin physicalis "of nature, natural," from Latin physica "study of nature" (see physic). Meaning "pertaining to matter" is from 1590s; meaning "having to do with the body, corporeal" is attested from 1780. Meaning "characterized by bodily attributes or activities" is attested from 1970. Physical education first recorded 1838; abbreviated form phys ed is from 1955. Physical therapy is from 1922. Related: Physically.
"a physical examination," by 1934, from physical (adj.).
see get physical.