› relating to things you can see or touch: Payments for actual physical goods are not the only items involved in international trade.
› ACCOUNTING, FINANCE used to describe assets that can be seen and touched, for example buildings or equipment: Companies must raise capital for physical assets.
› FINANCE, STOCK MARKET used to describe commodities (= substances or products that can be traded) that can be bought and delivered immediately: physical commodities such as wheat, cotton, rice, and corn
› FINANCE, STOCK MARKET used to describe shares, bonds, etc. with a certificate , rather than ones that exist only in electronic form: If the investor is delivered physical shares, their value will be less than the initial investment.