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physical

1. of or concerned with matter and energy
2. of or relating to physics

physical

(jargon)
The opposite of logical in its jargon sense. Compare real, virtual, and transparent.

It is said that what you can touch and see is real; what you can see but not touch is virtual; what you can touch but not see is transparent; and what you can neither touch nor see is probably imaginary.

physical

Devices at the electronic, or machine, level. Contrast with logical. See logical vs. physical.
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Specifications The vendor shall provide physical examinations in compliance with the instructions and standards on MO Department of Revenue Form 3056 for drivers and the Monitor Physical Examination Form for monitors (see attached copies of the physical examination forms to be utilized), which shall include, but not be limited to following: Physical examination must be completed by licensed physician.
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The court held, inter alia, that the law permits a WCJ, after a first examination, to order a claimant to submit to such further physical examinations as the judge deems reasonable and necessary.
However, a careful history and physical examinations leads to the identification of 55% to 85% of the causes.
Subsequent physical examinations indicated irregular heart rhythm consistent with atrial fibrillation.