physical science

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noun

any of the natural sciences dealing with inanimate matter or with energy, as physics, chemistry, and astronomy.
these sciences collectively.

Origin of physical science

First recorded in 1835–45
Related formsphysical scientist, noun
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Examples 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

physical science


noun

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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Science definitions for physical science

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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