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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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Aberford responded by getting physical which the referee did best to handle, but in the the end Whittaker was sent off on 60 minutes for one rash challenge too many.
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GETTING PHYSICAL Welsh youngsters are being encouraged to do more exercise as part of a new campaign to improve their health.
It is a recreational pursuit and a way of getting physical exercise.
Meanwhile, I was getting physical therapy, swimming, doing Pilates and floor barres.
This extension is based upon numerous shareholder calls stating that getting physical share certificates of GFCI from their brokers will take 4 to 6 weeks longer than previously expected.
We started getting physical and I couldn't control myself - I was too stressed and needed relief of any sort.
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The last two games," Sommer said, "we had some guys who didn't do (asparagus), with the games getting physical.
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This turned into a foul, obscene slanging match under the eyes of television cameras and the two had to be forcibly prevented from getting physical.
Children at a struggling school are getting physical as part of a radical teaching strategy intended to turn it around.