natural philosophy

1425–75; late Middle English

natural philosopher, noun Unabridged
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natural philosophy
(now only used in Scottish universities) physical science, esp physics
natural philosopher

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Example sentences
Of course it is hypothetical natural philosophy speculation.
Only natural philosophy, and specifically theology, can address those questions.
That's why the precursor of modern science was natural philosophy, not supernatural philosophy.
In your latest post you rightly came after first-philosophy when it comes to understanding the world, to natural philosophy.
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