noun (used with a singular verb)
- physics model,
Origin of physics
verb (used with object), phys·icked, phys·ick·ing.
Origin of physic
Examples from the Web for physics
Their friendship began when Krauss, who was chairman of the physics department at Case Western in Cleveland, sought out Epstein.Sleazy Billionaire’s Double Life Featured Beach Parties With Stephen Hawking|M.L. Nestel|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The laws of physics probably forbid wormholes from existing anyway, according to Thorne.Meet Kip Thorne, the Man Who Crafted the Artful Science of ‘Interstellar’|Asawin Suebsaeng|November 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Muslims made many discoveries in mathematics, chemistry, physics, medicine, astronomy and psychology.‘Gods of Suburbia’: Dina Goldstein’s Arresting Photo Series on Religion vs. Consumerism|Dina Goldstein|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Before Malala, in 1979, Dr. Abdus Salam won the Nobel Prize for Physics.Why So Many Pakistanis Hate Their Nobel Peace Prize Winner|Chris Allbritton|October 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Despite an early focus on physics, her life changed when she became a model and began collecting couture.
For some time, he turned his thoughts to philosophy, and read lectures to us every night upon some branch or other of physics.
Both history and physics agree in confirming this conjecture.Buffon's Natural History, Volume I (of II)|Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon
Kepler had reasoned out according to physics the laws by which the planets moved.The gradual acceptance of the Copernican theory of the universe|Dorothy Stimson
While Haeckel is a biologist, Ostwalds brilliant work was done in chemistry and physics.A History of Freedom of Thought|John Bagnell Bury
The rainbow colors are the result of interference of light (see a college text on physics for an explanation of interference).A Text-Book of Precious Stones for Jewelers and the Gem-Loving Public|Frank Bertram Wade
noun (functioning as singular)
Word Origin for physics
verb -ics, -icking or -icked
Word Origin for physic
1580s, "natural science," from physic in sense of "natural science." Also see -ics. Based on Latin physica (neuter plural), from Greek ta physika, literally "the natural things," name of Aristotle's treatise on nature. Specific sense of "science treating of properties of matter and energy" is from 1715.
c.1300, fysike, "art of healing, medical science," also "natural science" (c.1300), from Old French fisike "natural science, art of healing" (12c.) and directly from Latin physica (fem. singular of physicus) "study of nature," from Greek physike (episteme) "(knowledge) of nature," from fem. of physikos "pertaining to nature," from physis "nature," from phyein "to bring forth, produce, make to grow" (cf. phyton "growth, plant," phyle "tribe, race," phyma "a growth, tumor") from PIE root *bheue- "to be exist, grow" (see be). Spelling with ph- attested from late 14c. (see ph). As a noun, "medicine that acts as a laxative," 1610s. The verb meaning "to dose with medicine" is attested from late 14c.