General English

General Science

  • adjective being touched or able to be touched or felt


  • In computers, all that pertains to hardware, as opposed to logical (3), which deals with software.
  • The manner in which software and hardware really function, as opposed to logical (2), which is the way data, processes, and systems are organized from the user's perspective. For example, a user may view the content of a file as a series of consecutive paragraphs, while it may actually consist of many data elements stored in multiple locations on a disk.
  • Pertaining to matter, energy, the laws of nature, and the fields dealing with them, especially physics.

Information & Library Science

  • adjective something that can be seen or touched, as opposed to a theoretical idea


  • adjective referring to the body, as opposed to the mind
  • noun a physical examination


  • noun a medical examination for new recruits to find out whether they are physically fit for service