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physical

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

Devices at the electronic, or machine, level. Contrast with logical. See logical vs. physical.
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There will be a physical examination clinic held on July 12, 2018 at 7 Fox Meadow Lane, 1st Baptist Church, Moweaqua.
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The second volume in a two-volume set, this pocket atlas contains seven chapters on physical examinations of sexual assault, focusing on nonassault variants and normal findings from infancy to elderly adulthood.
However, according to a survey released this week, which was conducted by the non-profit Beijing Yirenping Center, some 61.1 percent of the 180 state-run companies surveyed included hepatitis B checks in their pre-employment physical examinations.
Each woman underwent a physical examination to assess the position of their baby, and then had an ultrasound scan to confirm the diagnosis.
By using first-year medical students, the study was designed to test the diagnostic utility of handheld ultrasound in the absence of any other features of a patient's physical examination. But in real-world practice, the results from handheld ultrasound should be used along with physical findings and clinical experience to make a diagnosis, Dr.
During routine daily physical examinations over a 2-week hospital stay, a substantial increase in the volume of the oral mass could be seen, which illustrates the aggressive nature and rapid growth of malignant fibrous histiocytoma.
Participating families might be asked to complete a Family History Questionnaire, donate blood samples, and document affected family members' symptoms through medical records or physical examinations (traveling to Indiana University is not required).
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* Executive health programs that cater to corporate clients with comprehensive physical examinations and same-day access to a battery of specialists
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.