physic

Definitions

  • The Master of Physical Science
    The Master of Physical Science
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n physic a purging medicine; stimulates evacuation of the bowels
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The cartoon character Popeye was actually based on a real person named Frank "Rocky" Fiegel who was a tough guy who was quite similar to Popeye physically
    • Physic A physician.
    • Physic A specific internal application for the cure or relief of sickness; a remedy for disease; a medicine.
    • Physic Specifically, a medicine that purges; a cathartic.
    • Physic The art of healing diseases; the science of medicine; the theory or practice of medicine. "A doctor of physik ."
    • Physic To treat with physic or medicine; to administer medicine to, esp. a cathartic; to operate on as a cathartic; to purge.
    • Physic To work on as a remedy; to heal; to cure. "The labor we delight in physics pain.""A mind diseased no remedy can physic ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky
    • n physic Natural philosophy; physics. See physics.
    • n physic The science of medicine; the medical art or profession; the healing art; medicine.
    • n physic A medicine; a drug; a remedy for disease; also, drugs collectively.
    • n physic A medicine that purges; a cathartic; a purge.
    • n physic In dyeing, the nitromuriate of tin, or tin-spirits.
    • n physic Synonyms See surgery.
    • physic To treat with physic or medicines; cure; heal; relieve.
    • physic To use cathartics or purgatives upon; purge.
    • physic To mix with some oxidizing body in order to eliminate phosphorus and sulphur, as in the manufacture of iron.
    • physic Physical.
    • physic Medicinal.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Each year approximately 250,000 American husbands are physically attacked and beaten by their wives.
    • n Physic fiz′ik the science of medicine: the art of healing: a medicine:
    • v.t Physic to give medicine to:—pr.p. phys′icking; pa.t. and pa.p. phys′icked
    • n Physic fiz′ik (orig.) natural philosophy, physics
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Quotations

  • Mark Twain
    Mark%20Twain
    “It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world, and moral courage so rare.”
  • Napoleon Hill
    Napoleon%20Hill
    “Man, alone, has the power to transform his thoughts into physical reality; man, alone, can dream and make his dreams come true.”
  • Albert Einstein
    Albert%20Einstein
    “It should be possible to explain the laws of physics to a barmaid.”
  • Joseph De Maistre
    Joseph%20De%20Maistre
    “If there was no moral evil upon earth, there would be no physical evil.”
  • Lord Percival
    Lord Percival
    “The physically fit can enjoy their vices.”
  • Sir Anthony Eden
    Sir Anthony Eden
    “We best avoid wars by taking even physical action to stop small ones.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. phisike, fisike, OF. phisique, F. physique, knowledge of nature, physics, L. physica, physice, fr. Gr. , fr. fysiko`s natural, from fy`sis nature, fr. to produce, grow, akin to E. be,. See Be, and cf. Physics Physique
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr.,—Gr. physikē, natural—Gr. physis, nature.

Usage

In literature:

Physically the planet still revolved about the sun; politically, Earth revolved around Government City.
"Anything You Can Do ..." by Gordon Randall Garrett
They work, undergoing the fatigues of physical and spiritual growth.
"Spontaneous Activity in Education" by Maria Montessori
The most scrupulous attention was paid to their diet and exercise, both mental and physical.
"Mizora: A Prophecy" by Mary E. Bradley
Are we then to conclude that reality is not physical, and look for other terms to which we may reduce physical terms?
"The Approach to Philosophy" by Ralph Barton Perry
In the perilous life of the wilderness he had learned how to enjoy the safety and physical comfort of the moment.
"The Border Watch" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Between these two physical events there must exist a train of physical causes.
"Genuine Mediumship or The Invisible Powers" by Bhakta Vishita
But it does not follow that chemistry and physics will ever give us the key to life.
"Creative Evolution" by Henri Bergson
How can one physical fact, considered simply as a physical fact, be 'better' than another?
"The Will to Believe" by William James
A sound body, with the physical exercise and outdoor life of the soldier, means good digestion, strength, hardiness and endurance.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
These phenomena manifest on the physical plane, disturb the social state, and the relations of individuals to each other.
"The New Avatar and The Destiny of the Soul" by Jirah D. Buck
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In poetry:

What know we,--except in physics--,
That the ancients did not know?
Are we wiser than the sages
Of two thousand years ago?
"Discouragement" by John Lawson Stoddard
When lying on his bed sore sick,
King Arthur's doctor came,
With cunning skill, by physic's art,
To ease and cure the same.
"The Life And Death Of Tom Thumb" by Anonymous British
My standing does my fall procure,
My falling makes me stand more sure.
My poison does my physic prove,
My enmity provokes my love.
"The Believer's Riddle; or, the Mystery of Faith" by Ralph Erskine
In vain shall either rue, or sage,
With the keen sword of God engage:
If thou dost not repent from sin,
All physic is not worth a pin.
"A Warning To The Welsh, To Repent, Wrote At The Time A Great Plague Rag'd In London" by Rees Prichard
V was a vigorous Vulture,
Who taught animals physical culture;
When a pupil dropped dead,
The kind teacher said,
"You needn't consider sepulture."
"An Alphabet Zoo" by Carolyn Wells
Fear no more the frown o’ the great,
Thou are past the tyrant’s stroke;
Care no more to clothe and eat;
To thee the reed is as the oak;
The sceptre, learning, physic, must
All follow this, and come to dust.
"Fear No More" by William Shakespeare

In news:

The district is also providing for money for the bleacher demo costs, which Physical Plant Director Ed Poprik thought would be less than $75,000.
Most biometric security systems measure physical features that are constant, such as fingerprints or iris patterns.
Only six months earlier, a physical exam had found nothing abnormal.
A major breakthrough has taken place in quantum physics.
Oprah talks with Deepak Chopra, author of Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul, about why you are not your physical body.
Knowing how much is on hand is important and easy to obtain with a physical inventory count.
If you want to experiment with Windows 8 without having to sacrifice a physical system, you can boot Windows 8 from a Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) in Windows 7.
Mike Bossy , with his hands in his pockets and his delivery unemotional, announced today that he has resigned himself to a season of physical therapy in place of an 11th year of professional hockey.
Madrid said on Tuesday it had agreed to a deal with Werder Bremen for Oezil, subject to a physical on Wednesday.
Ten-year-old Hue-Man Bookstore and Café in New York City is the latest bookstore to close its physical space in order to reinvent itself.
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory The Lyman Spitzer Building at the US Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory has become the largest building certified as LEED gold from the US Green Building Council.
The Virtual Solar-Terrestrial Observatory is a production semantic web data framework providing access to observational datasets from fields spanning upper atmospheric terrestrial physics to solar physics.
Performance Physical Therapy announces the certification of physical therapist Kara Sousa in a cancer survivorship program called S.T.A.R.
GREENVILLE — The fifth annual Yellow Jacket Challenge has been recognized as a quality physical activity event by the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness.
The president of the Institute of Physics called the Higgs boson 's discovery "as significant to physics as the discovery of DNA was to biology.".
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In science:

While the correct theory of trans-Planckian physics is not known, possible effects of the new physics can be modeled by changes in the dispersion relation of the fields corresponding to linear cosmological fluctuations.
Trans-Planckian Physics and the Spectrum of Fluctuations in a Bouncing Universe
Mecke, Applications of Minkowski Functionals in Statistical Physics, in Statistical Physics and Spatial Statistics.
Euler-Poincare' Characteristic and Phase Transition in the Potts Model
In order to better understand the physics of the plunge we have designed a set of sequences approaching the ISCO by changing one of its physical parameters.
Modeling gravitational radiation from coalescing binary black holes
The positive consequence of the process is that the scope of physics becomes much larger and the constructions of physics find many more applications.
Complex Systems: a Physicist's Viewpoint
Hereafter we consider systems such that physical variables do not contain t explicitly, that is, closed physical systems.
Cubic Matrix, Nambu Mechanics and Beyond
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