Definition of non-physical in English:

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Pronunciation: /nɒnˈfɪzɪk(ə)l/


1Not relating to or concerning the body: both physical and non-physical ill-treatment
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  • As for bullying, I was sometimes the victim of non-physical intimidation.
  • Women could not gauge other, non-physical factors, such as the person's charisma, from the picture.
  • Staff are also now trained in non-physical techniques to diffuse a confrontational situation as well as in physical self-defence.
2Not tangible or concrete: non-physical digital money
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  • This is not an abstract non-physical entity, but a physical expression in the design of our brains, of genes that have evolved over millions of years.
  • Some believe it is non-physical and that it can be separated from the body.
  • Descartes' position, called substance dualism, has raised fundamental questions about how a non-physical mind could have an effect on a physical body.



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  • The odds of reporting higher levels of past month marijuana use for physically abused youth were 56% greater than the odds for non-physically abused youth, other things being equal.

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