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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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Newcastle's Alan Shearer gets physical against Blackburn
THIGHLY DESIRABLE: Helen's full figure is shown off to great effect in a daring dance costume; SWEET: The cute little Helen at 5; PARTY GIRL: Having Christmas fun at a party two years ago; WIDE GRIN: More fun at Christmas; SPARKLING: Helen's captivating smile on a holiday in Florida two years ago; SANTA BABE: The Christmas girl - aged 17 here - always knew how to have a good time; CLOSE: Helen and Paul cuddle up on Big Brother as love blossoms; PLAYFUL: Helen is delighted as smitten Paul gets physical
Hollywood hunk Matthew McConaughey gets physical again on the beach in Malibu.
If there is a fight or it gets physical then I'll be there," the 28-year-old declared.
Obesity is a growing concern for children, so it's important you make sure he also gets physical activity.
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GREAT EXPECTATIONS: Chris Burke celebrates his goal against Hearts earlier this month and is now set to make his Old Firm debut; FIRM BUT FAIR: Moore gets physical with Chris Sutton