plural noun[treated as singular]
- One of the most contentious subjects in modern physics has been quantum mechanics.
- The subjects being offered include biology, computing, physics, chemistry and mathematics.
- He began by stating that patterns of energy are nature's basic information system and that physics is about energy and matter.
- String theory is supposed to contain the physics of the quantum behavior of gravity.
- It generates naturally within the model, tropical cyclones, as a result of the physics and the dynamics included in the model.
- At present this picture forms the focus of interest in the physics of elementary particles.
Late 15th century (denoting natural science in general, especially the Aristotelian system): plural of obsolete physic 'physical (thing'), suggested by Latin physica, Greek phusika 'natural things' from phusis 'nature'.
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