any of the natural sciences dealing with inanimate matter or with energy, as physics, chemistry, and astronomy.
these sciences collectively.
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Origin of physical science
First recorded in 1835–45
OTHER WORDS FROM physical sciencephysical scientist, noun
Words nearby physical science
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Example sentences from the Web for physical science
You physical-science students should be able to tell us painters that.The Eagle's Nest|John Ruskin
British Dictionary definitions for physical science
any of the sciences concerned with nonliving matter, energy, and the physical properties of the universe, such as physics, chemistry, astronomy, and geologyCompare life science
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Scientific definitions for physical 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.
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