physical scientist

physical science

noun
1.
any of the natural sciences dealing with inanimate matter or with energy, as physics, chemistry, and astronomy.
2.
these sciences collectively.

Origin:
1835–45

physical scientist, noun
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physical science
 
n
Compare life science any of the sciences concerned with nonliving matter, energy, and the physical properties of the universe, such as physics, chemistry, astronomy, and geology

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physical science  
Any of several branches of science, such as physics, chemistry, and astronomy, that study the nature and properties of energy and nonliving matter. Compare life science.
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