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Definition of physical science

noun
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 science

physical scientist, noun
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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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Scientific 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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