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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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As the "quiet resource," maintenance keeps the physical plant and equipment operational.
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Major organization : PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY, PHYSICAL PLANT DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION DIVISION
Maguire has extensive experience in telecommunications, having directed broadcast and physical plant operations for one of New York's most respected radio stations," said Connors.
Letters of the alphabet -- and we've run out of letters,'' said Jim Schrage, dean of physical plant and facilities planning.
There are significant cost-reduction and productivity-improvement opportunities available with a streamlined, proactive approach to physical plant management--opportunities that, for several reasons, are largely untapped.
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