Meaning of PHYSICS in English



Pronunciation: ' fi-ziks

Function: noun plural but singular or plural in construction

Etymology: Latin physica, plural, natural science, from Greek physika, from neuter plural of physikos of nature, from physis growth, nature, from phyein to bring forth ― more at BE

Date: 1715

1 : a science that deals with matter and energy and their interactions

2 a : the physical processes and phenomena of a particular system b : the physical properties and composition of something

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