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physicsnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈfɪz.ɪks/
A2 the ​scientificstudy of ​matter and ​energy and the ​effect that they have on each other: nuclear physics a physics ​lab

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(Definition of physics from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"physics" in American English

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physicsnoun [U]

 us   /ˈfɪz·ɪks/
science the ​scientificstudy of ​matter and ​energy and the ​effect that each has on the other: nuclear/​particle/​theoretical physics
(Definition of physics from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"physics" in Business English

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physicsnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈfɪzɪks/
the scientific ​study of matter and ​energy: He ​studied Physics at university before becoming an ​engineer. a physics ​lab/​researcher/degree
(Definition of physics from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “physics”
in Korean 물리학…
in Arabic فيزياء…
in Malaysian fizik…
in French physique…
in Russian физика…
in Chinese (Traditional) 物理學…
in Italian fisica…
in Turkish fizik, fizik bilimi…
in Polish fizyka…
in Spanish física…
in Vietnamese môn vật lý…
in Portuguese física…
in Thai วิชาฟิสิกส์…
in German die Physik…
in Catalan física…
in Japanese 物理学…
in Chinese (Simplified) 物理学…
in Indonesian fisika…
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