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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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NASPE hopes that the study, and responses to it, will lead to additional research on the long- and short-term outcomes of high-quality physical education programs.
Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics, found that while nearly all public elementary schools reported that they scheduled physical education, only 17 percent to 22 percent actually provided daily classes.
Distinguishing between mere symptoms of emotional distress (no exclusion) and physical sickness (excludable) isn't easy, which leaves taxpayers with a tough choice: forgo claiming the exclusion or claim it and fight about it later.
But administrators say they've had to sacrifice physical education while beefing up efforts to improve academic achievement.
We even integrated patients with strokes or closed head injuries after their physical therapy sessions ended.
The court disagreed, finding that the term "mental illness" was "ambiguous in that it could reasonably refer either to illnesses with nonphysical causes, or to illnesses with physical causes, but exhibiting both physical and non-physical symptoms.
Several studies have shown that how we build our communities can affect our physical activity levels and can even affect obesity (Frank et al.
The law enforcement community should examine its physical fitness training and long-term health programs to ensure an efficient and competent force.
The physical tape library is physically connected to the VTL (and the VTL is physically connected to the backup media server).
Past studies have linked both physical and mental inactivity in adulthood with elevated risk of Alzheimer's disease (SN: 3/10/01, p.
The physical and emotional manifestations of the stress response, such as increased heart rate, blood pressure, blood sugar levels and muscle tension, as well as anger and anxiety, are designed to dissipate when an immediate physical threat is over.
3) During the past century, this phenomenon has been studied by sport psychologists who advocate the use of cognitive strategies to improve physical performance.