physical object

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n physical object a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow "it was full of rackets, balls and other objects"
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Usage

In literature:

I find that the late Mr. G. H. Lewes has insisted on this objection in his 'Physical Basis of Mind.
"Evolution, Old & New" by Samuel Butler
But once prove that the human will is a physical energy, and this objection is readily disposed of.
"The Problems of Psychical Research" by Hereward Carrington
In physical culture the object is the symmetrical development of all the muscles, not one at the expense of the other.
"The Woman Beautiful" by Helen Follett Stevans
The physical instructor of Pinewood Hall had an object in putting her girls against a two-mile skate.
"A Little Miss Nobody" by Amy Bell Marlowe
A tree is a physical object.
"Christianity As A Mystical Fact" by Rudolf Steiner
He comes back to it as to a physical object in space.
"The Approach to Philosophy" by Ralph Barton Perry
The physical setting of duty is defined by material objects close at hand.
"The Armed Forces Officer" by U. S. Department of Defense
Strangely enough, the physical objections to the theory of fluidity appear to have been entirely overlooked.
"Myths and Marvels of Astronomy" by Richard A. Proctor
All the objects in the world are Divine ideas expressed in physical matter.
"Esoteric Christianity, or The Lesser Mysteries" by Annie Besant
Had these men sought wealth as a means of satisfying their physical needs their object would have been attained.
"The American Empire" by Scott Nearing
Looked at as a physical object society appears to be made up of mobile and independent units.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
If religion has indeed the object which Bunsen assigns it, physical phenomena cannot concern it.
"The Religious Sentiment" by Daniel G. Brinton
Yet another cause that destroys the object of marriage to not a few men is to be found in the physical debility of many women.
"Woman under socialism" by August Bebel
Now physical science has not such crude sensation for its object.
"A Critical History of Greek Philosophy" by W. T. Stace
Likewise the physical world with its visible and invisible forces and objects besetting us on every side.
"Special Method in Primary Reading and Oral Work with Stories" by Charles Alexander McMurry
These principles of policy answered their object for a time, until metaphysical were changed for physical discussions.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume II (of 2)" by John William Draper
It's a bad habit, moving the physical objects around, but I'm addicted.
"Makers" by Cory Doctorow
And this transformation into knowledge objects is also effected by changing physical things by physical means.
"Essays in Experimental Logic" by John Dewey
Natural history, physics, and chemistry, are the science of mutual fitnesses and uses among terrestrial objects.
"Christianity and Modern Thought" by Various
Also, the physical efficacy itself is not unable to find an at least apparent confirmation in the data of objective observation.
"The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life" by Emile Durkheim
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In news:

You must move the ball to the star by using (virtual) crayons to draw the physical objects that make it possible to transport the ball to its goal.
Human object recognition in a physical 3-d environment is still far superior to that of any robotic vision system.
Consequently, Aguirre is working on a virtual holographic solution that could improve reading accuracy and efficiency by allowing physicians to see and interact with tissue in space as if it were a real physical object.
The film "made plaintiffs the object of ridicule, humiliation , mental anguish and emotional and physical distress, loss of reputation, goodwill and standing in the community," the lawsuit said.
Idolatry is the worship of a physical object, anything that comes before God.
One of Gell-Mann's most notable discoveries in elementary particle physics is that the particles constituting the atomic nucleus -- protons and neutrons -- are themselves composed of still smaller objects, which he named quarks .
MORRISVILLE, N.C.-- Geomagic, a provider of 3-D software for capturing, creating and inspecting digital models of physical objects, has completed an acquisition of Sensable Technology Inc.'s 3-D design and haptics businesses.
The symmetries that offered the way out of the problems of elementary particle physics in the 1950s were not the symmetries of objects, not even objects as important as atoms, but the symmetries of laws.
However, astronomers are not convinced the equinoxes produce physical effects on Earth-bound objects.
And, as About.com notes, astronomers attest that equinoxes and planetary alignments have no "physical effect on earthly objects.".
Microsoft IllumiShare Lets You Play Remotely With Physical Objects.
In an age where we do so much of our reading online, the Read/Write Library is a fine tribute to the book as physical object, the physical object as text, and texts as products of their physical environment.
While arresting a female subject who had been involved in a physical fight, a crowd surrounded police officers and threw objects at them, according to a press release.
Lincoln Memorial Garden welcomes Dr John Martin from the University of Illinois at Springfield's Astronomy and Physics program who will talk about the amazing objects that can be seen overhead at night.
Fast, simple, objective evaluation of physical properties.
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In science:

In quantum gravity, as we shal l see, the space-time manifold ceases to exist as an objective physical reality; geometry becomes relational and contextual; and the foundational conceptual categories of prior science – among them, existence itself – become problematized and relativized.
Generalization Of Lorentz-Poincare Ether Theory To Quantum Gravity
Ib´a˜nez, J. M., in Chinea, F. J., and Gonz´alez-Romero, L. M., eds., Lecture Notes in Physics, Vol. 423, Rotating objects and relativistic physics, 149, (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1993).
Numerical hydrodynamics in general relativity
The Physics of Compact Objects, (Wiley–Interscience, New York, 1983).
Binary and Millisecond Pulsars at the New Millennium
From a physical point of view, the limiting objects (which everyone agrees are NOT planets) differ in two different ways from planets near those limits.
Planetesimals To Brown Dwarfs: What is a Planet?
Of the above future neutrino physics goals, the search for and study of CP violation is of primary importance and should be our main objective for several reasons which we briefly outline.
Report of the US long baseline neutrino experiment study
On the other hand, if the accretor is a compact object with a physical surface, then the inner boundary condition becomes subject to many complications, which in turn will leave its imprint on the character of an in flow solution in the vicinity of the stellar boundary.
Perturbations on steady spherical accretion in Schwarzschild geometry
As I showed in the previous sections, this will allow us to access some physics of accreting compact objects that is still subject to debate, poorly known or that has even never been studied so far.
A SIMBOL-X View of Microquasars
The potential between a heavy quark and antiquark has been one of the first quantities to be studied in QCD: it is a privileged object for exploring the interplay of perturbative and non-perturbative QCD and the set in of con finement, and it plays a central role in quarkonium physics .
The QCD potential
In general it is believed that these objects show characteristics indicative of some degree of inner disc clearing, and different authors have invoked a variety of different physical mechanisms to explain these “inner holes”.
From discs to planetesimals I: evolution of gas and dust discs
The Object Coordination Class Applied to Wavepulses: Analyzing Student Reasoning in Wave Physics.
The Case for Dynamic Models of Learners' Ontologies in Physics
Contrary to the naive expectation that only high-pT objects (around 100 GeV and higher) are relevant, it turns out that many physics channels require jets to be reconstructed with rather low transverse momentum of ∼ 20 − 30 GeV.
The NLO multileg working group: summary report
Ultimately comparison of models to objects with independently constrained properties (from orbital motion and bolometric luminosity, for example) will elucidate the modelling approaches that most accurately capture the relevant physics.
A comparison of chemistry and dust cloud formation in ultracool dwarf model atmospheres
The physical state (standard view) of a system is a mathematical object which represents the knowledge we have about the system, and from which all measurable physical quantities relating to the system can be calculated. A special class of quantum states are called the pure states.
Interpretations of Quantum Mechanics: a critical survey
The record or result of a measurement is the only objective property. • Quantum mechanics is nothing more than a set of rules to compute the outcome of physical tests to which a system may be subjected.
Interpretations of Quantum Mechanics: a critical survey
In classical physics, the environment is usually viewed as a kind of disturbance, or noise, that perturbs the system under consideration in such a way as to negatively influence the study of its ”objective” properties.
Interpretations of Quantum Mechanics: a critical survey
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