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physical science

any of the natural sciences dealing with inanimate matter or with energy, as physics, chemistry, and astronomy.
these sciences collectively.
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physical scientist, noun Unabridged
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  • You physical-science students should be able to tell us painters that.

    The Eagle's Nest John Ruskin
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physical science

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