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physical sciences Syllabification: phys·i·cal sci·ences
Pronunciation: /ˈfizikəl ˈsīənsəz/

Definition of physical sciences in English:

plural noun

The sciences concerned with the study of inanimate natural objects, including physics, chemistry, astronomy, and related subjects. Often contrasted with life sciences.
Example sentences
  • In the education of Smith engineers, the study of the humanities and social sciences is just as important as the study of the physical sciences and mathematics.
  • There are of course some obvious differences, if we use ‘science’ to denote physics, chemistry, and other physical sciences.
  • It should scarcely come as a surprise then that so few college graduates pursue doctoral degrees in either the biological or physical sciences or computer science.
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