Definition of physics noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈfɪzɪks//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɪzɪks//
[uncountable] Subjects and courses
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the scientific study of matter and energy and the relationships between them, including the study of forces, heat, light, sound, electricity and the structure of atoms a degree in physics particle/nuclear/theoretical physics the laws of physics a school physics department to study the physics of the electron see also astrophysics, geophysics More Like This Uncountable nouns ending in –ics athletics, ballistics, civics, cybernetics, genetics, geophysics, gymnastics, linguistics, optics, orthodontics, orthopaedics, phonetics, phonics, physics, semantics, semiotics, stylistics, thermodynamicsSee worksheet. Wordfinderamplitude, atom, energy, fission, force, frequency, gravity, molecule, nuclear, physics See related entries: Subjects and courses Word Originlate 15th cent. (denoting natural science in general, especially the Aristotelian system): plural of obsolete physic ‘physical (thing)’, suggested by Latin physica, Greek phusika ‘natural things’ from phusis ‘nature’.Extra examples Einstein restructured modern physics. the frontiers of fundamental physics the undergraduate physics curriculum university physics departments
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