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 for physical
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Physical \Phys"ic*al\ (f[i^]z"[i^]*kal), a.
     1. Of or pertaining to nature (as including all created
        existences); in accordance with the laws of nature; also,
        of or relating to natural or material things, or to the
        bodily structure, as opposed to things mental, moral,
        spiritual, or imaginary; material; natural; as, armies and
        navies are the physical force of a nation; the body is the
        physical part of man.
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              Labor, in the physical world, is . . . employed in
              putting objects in motion.            --J. S. Mill.
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              A society sunk in ignorance, and ruled by mere
              physical force.                       --Macaulay.
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     2. Of or pertaining to physics, or natural philosophy;
        treating of, or relating to, the causes and connections of
        natural phenomena; as, physical science; physical laws.
        "Physical philosophy." --Pope.
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     3. Perceptible through a bodily or material organization;
        cognizable by the senses; external; as, the physical,
        opposed to chemical, characters of a mineral.
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     4. Of or pertaining to physic, or the art of medicine;
        medicinal; curative; healing; also, cathartic; purgative.
        [Obs.] "Physical herbs." --Sir T. North.
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              Is Brutus sick? and is it physical
              To walk unbraced, and suck up the humors
              Of the dank morning?                  --Shak.
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     Physical astronomy, that part of astronomy which treats of
        the causes of the celestial motions; specifically, that
        which treats of the motions resulting from universal
        gravitation.
  
     Physical education, training of the bodily organs and
        powers with a view to the promotion of health and vigor.
        
  
     Physical examination (Med.), an examination of the bodily
        condition of a person.
  
     Physical geography. See under Geography.
  
     Physical point, an indefinitely small portion of matter; a
        point conceived as being without extension, yet having
        physical properties, as weight, inertia, momentum, etc.; a
        material point.
  
     Physical signs (Med.), the objective signs of the bodily
        state afforded by a physical examination.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  physical
      adj 1: involving the body as distinguished from the mind or
             spirit; "physical exercise"; "physical suffering"; "was
             sloppy about everything but her physical appearance"
             [ant: mental]
      2: relating to the sciences dealing with matter and energy;
         especially physics; "physical sciences"; "physical laws"
      3: having substance or material existence; perceptible to the
         senses; "a physical manifestation"; "surrounded by tangible
         objects"
      4: according with material things or natural laws (other than
         those peculiar to living matter); "a reflex response to
         physical stimuli"
      5: characterized by energetic bodily activity; "a very physical
         dance performance"
      6: impelled by physical force especially against resistance;
         "forcible entry"; "a real cop would get physical"; "strong-
         arm tactics" [syn: forcible, physical, strong-arm]
      7: concerned with material things; "physical properties"; "the
         physical characteristics of the earth"; "the physical size of
         a computer"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  84 Moby Thesaurus words for "physical":
     Adamic, Circean, actual, aerophysical, animal, animalistic,
     astrophysical, atavistic, beastlike, beastly, bestial, bodily,
     born, brutal, brute, brutish, carnal, carnal-minded, check,
     checkup, coarse, coeval, concrete, congenital, connatal, connate,
     connatural, constitutional, corporal, corporeal, earthly, earthy,
     elemental, elementary, fallen, fleshly, genetic, gross, hereditary,
     hylic, in the blood, inborn, inbred, incarnate, indigenous,
     inherited, innate, instinctive, instinctual, lapsed, lusty,
     manifest, material, materialistic, materiate, mortal, native,
     native to, natural, natural to, nonspiritual, objective, organic,
     orgiastic, palpable, phenomenal, physical examination,
     postlapsarian, primal, real, secular, sensible, solid, somatic,
     spot check, substantial, swinish, tangible, temperamental,
     temporal, true, unspiritual, visceral, worldly
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  physical
  
      The opposite of logical in its jargon sense.
     Compare real, virtual, and transparent.
  
     It is said that what you can touch and see is real; what you
     can see but not touch is virtual; what you can touch but not
     see is transparent; and what you can neither touch nor see is
     probably imaginary.
  
     (2001-10-26)
  

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