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Physical point

Physical \Phys"ic*al\, a.

  1. Of or pertaining to nature (as including all created existences); in accordance with the laws of nature; also, of or relating to natural or material things, or to the bodily structure, as opposed to things mental, moral, spiritual, or imaginary; material; natural; as, armies and navies are the physical force of a nation; the body is the physical part of man.

    Labor, in the physical world, is . . . employed in putting objects in motion.
    --J. S. Mill.

    A society sunk in ignorance, and ruled by mere physical force.

  2. Of or pertaining to physics, or natural philosophy; treating of, or relating to, the causes and connections of natural phenomena; as, physical science; physical laws. ``Physical philosophy.''

  3. Perceptible through a bodily or material organization; cognizable by the senses; external; as, the physical, opposed to chemical, characters of a mineral.

  4. Of or pertaining to physic, or the art of medicine; medicinal; curative; healing; also, cathartic; purgative. [Obs.] ``Physical herbs.''
    --Sir T. North.

    Is Brutus sick? and is it physical To walk unbraced, and suck up the humors Of the dank morning?

    Physical astronomy, that part of astronomy which treats of the causes of the celestial motions; specifically, that which treats of the motions resulting from universal gravitation.

    Physical education, training of the bodily organs and powers with a view to the promotion of health and vigor.

    Physical examination (Med.), an examination of the bodily condition of a person.

    Physical geography. See under Geography.

    Physical point, an indefinitely small portion of matter; a point conceived as being without extension, yet having physical properties, as weight, inertia, momentum, etc.; a material point.

    Physical signs (Med.), the objective signs of the bodily state afforded by a physical examination.

Usage examples of "physical point".

Moreover, according to the special principle of relativity, this interpretation is quite justified also from a physical point of view.

But it weighed three hundred tons, and it had to be moved back up to the physical point where it had emerged from Time.

This of course merely suggests a certain degree of suitability from a physical point of view.

From a strictly physical point of view, actual intercourse should be possible.

He and the other survivors of The Dweller's wrath: the giant Fess, hideous Volse, squat Arkis and various thralls, all fled here, self-exiled under threat of a vampire's death, which is far more terrible than that of any mere man and not just from an entirely physical point of view.

Each moment that the paint has passed over the glass is a real place, a physical point.

That may have proven to be mere fancy from a physical point of view, but there was no denying the horrific damage done to Meander's mind and sanity.

From the physical point of view, the most common coffles are left-wrist coffles, left-ankle coffles and throat coffles.

Never before had I been taken to the physical point of wanting so badly to share my blood with another.