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noun, plural phys·i·cal·i·ties.
  1. the physical attributes of a person, especially when overdeveloped or overemphasized.
  2. preoccupation with one's body, physical needs, or appetites.
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Origin of physicality

First recorded in 1585–95; physical + -ity
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  • Their conscious being was not fully exempt from physicality and the sense of sin.

    Unity of Good

    Mary Baker Eddy

British Dictionary definitions for physicality


  1. the state or quality of being physical
  2. the physical characteristics of a person, object, etc
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Word Origin and History for physicality


1590s, from physical + -ity.

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