quasi physical


of or pertaining to the body: physical exercise.
of or pertaining to that which is material: the physical universe; the physical sciences.
noting or pertaining to the properties of matter and energy other than those peculiar to living matter.
pertaining to the physical sciences, especially physics.
carnal; sexual: a physical attraction.
tending to touch, hug, pat, etc.; physically demonstrative: a physical person.
requiring, characterized by, or liking rough physical contact or strenuous physical activity: Football is a physical sport.

1400–50; late Middle English < Medieval Latin physicālis concerning medicine. See physic, -al1

physically, adverb
physicalness, noun
antiphysical, adjective
antiphysically, adverb
antiphysicalness, noun
nonphysical, adjective
nonphysically, adverb
quasi-physical, adjective
quasi-physically, adverb
transphysical, adjective
transphysically, adverb
unphysical, adjective
unphysically, adverb

1. somatic; fleshly. Physical, bodily, corporeal, corporal agree in pertaining to the body. Physical indicates connected with, pertaining to, the animal or human body as a material organism: physical strength, exercise. Bodily means belonging to, concerned with, the human body as distinct from the mind or spirit: bodily pain or suffering. Corporeal a more poetic and philosophical word than bodily refers especially to the mortal substance of which the human body is composed as opposed to spirit: this corporeal habitation. Corporal is now usually reserved for reference to whippings and other punishments inflicted on the human body. 2. tangible, palpable.
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physical (ˈfɪzɪkəl)
1.  of or relating to the body, as distinguished from the mind or spirit
2.  of, relating to, or resembling material things or nature: the physical universe
3.  involving or requiring bodily contact: rugby is a physical sport
4.  of or concerned with matter and energy
5.  of or relating to physics
6.  perceptible to the senses; apparent: a physical manifestation
7.  short for physical examination

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Word Origin & History

mid-15c., "of or pertaining to material nature," from M.L. physicalis "of nature, natural," from L. physica "study of nature" (see physic). Meaning "of the body, corporeal" is attested from 1780. Meaning "characterized by bodily attributes or activities" is attested from
1970. Physical education first recorded 1838; abbreviated form phys ed is from 1955.
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physical phys·i·cal (fĭz'ĭ-kəl)
Abbr. phys.

  1. Of or relating to the body as distinguished from the mind or spirit.

  2. Involving or characterized by vigorous bodily activity.

  3. Of or relating to material things.

  4. Of or relating to matter and energy or the sciences dealing with them, especially physics.

A physical examination.
phys'i·cal'i·ty (-kāl'ĭ-tē) adj.
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