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English noun: physics

1. physics (cognition) the science of matter and energy and their interactions

SamplesHis favorite subject was physics.

Synonymsnatural philosophy

Broader (hypernym)natural science

Narrower (hyponym)aeronautics, astronautics, astronomy, atomic physics, biophysics, cryogenics, cryogeny, crystallography, electromagnetics, electromagnetism, electronics, electrostatics, high energy physics, high-energy physics, mechanics, nuclear physics, nucleonics, optics, particle physics, plasma physics, quantum physics, rheology, solid-state physics, statistical mechanics, thermodynamics, uranology

Domain category membersabsorbance, absorber, absorption, absorption factor, absorptivity, abundance, acceleration, activated, adiabatic, aeolotropic, aerodynamic, amplitude, angle of dip, angular acceleration, angular velocity, antinode, atom, atomic spectrum, attracter, attractive, attractor, backscatter, Bohr theory, Boltzmann distribution law, bombard, Bose-Einstein statistics, bound, center of buoyancy, center of immersion, centre of buoyancy, centre of immersion, chaos, Charles's law, coefficient of elasticity, cohesion, collision, color force, conservation, conservation of parity, constant of gravitation, containment, Coriolis effect, Coriolis force, corpuscular theory, corpuscular theory of light, couple, critical, crystalise, crystalize, crystallise, crystallize, Dalton's law, Dalton's law of partial pressures, decay, deceleration, decompose, decouple, degauss, demagnetise, demagnetize, depolarise, depolarize, diabatic, diffusion, dip, disintegrate, disintegrate, duality, dynamic, dynamical system, Einstein's theory of relativity, elastic modulus, electrify, elementary particle, energy, eolotropic, excited, Fermi-Dirac statistics, fiducial, field theory, fissile, fissionable, flux, flux, flux density, force, free, free energy, freeze, freeze down, freeze out, fundamental interaction, fundamental particle, G, gas constant, Gay-Lussac's law, gravitation, gravitation wave, gravitational attraction, gravitational constant, gravitational force, gravitational mass, gravitational theory, gravity, gravity wave, ground state, hit, hodoscope, Hooke's law, hydrodynamic, hyperfine, identical, immiscible, inclination, induce, induct, inertia, inertial mass, interaction, isotropy, kinetic theory, kinetic theory of gases, Kirchhoff's laws, law of gravitation, law of partial pressures, law of thermodynamics, law of volumes, light, liquefy, liquefy, liquidise, liquidize, liquify, liquify, magnet, magnetic dip, magnetic dipole moment, magnetic inclination, magnetise, magnetize, mass energy, mass-energy equivalence, Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution law, meniscus, mesic, mesonic, metastability, metastable, metric, metric function, mirror symmetry, miscible, mixable, modulus, modulus of elasticity, molecule, Newton's law of gravitation, Newton's theory of gravitation, node, non-miscible, noncritical, nonfissionable, nuclear, nuclear reaction, nuclear reactor, optical density, oscillation, parity, pencil, perturbation, phase space, photographic density, physicist, Planck's law, Planck's radiation law, polarise, polarize, power, principle of equivalence, principle of relativity, quantal, quantise, quantize, quantized, quantum, quantum jump, quantum theory, quark, quench, R, reactive, reactor, recombination, relativistic, relativistic mass, relativity, relativity theory, relaxation, relaxation behavior, reluctance, reluctivity, repulsive, rest mass, reversible, reversibly, rheologic, rheological, scintillation, shear, shear, solidify, solidify, solitary wave, soliton, soliton wave, space-reflection symmetry, spallation, strain, stress, strong force, strong interaction, supersymmetry, symmetry, sympathetic vibration, tension, theory of gravitation, theory of gravity, theory of relativity, transform, transform, transient, translate, transmission density, transmutation, uncharged, undulation, undulatory theory, universal gas constant, universal gravitational constant, unmixable, unreactive, vibration, viscoelastic, visible light, visible radiation, wave, wave front, wave theory, wave theory of light, wave-particle duality, wavefront, weak force, weak interaction, weakly interacting massive particle, WIMP, work

2. physics (cognition) the physical properties, phenomena, and laws of something

SamplesHe studied the physics of radiation.

Synonymsphysical science

Broader (hypernym)natural science

Narrower (hyponym)acoustics

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