- natural philosophy
__noun__the science of matter and energy and their interactions-his favorite subject was physics

•__Syn__: ↑physics•__Members of this Topic__:↑attractive, ↑repulsive, ↑coherent (for: ↑physics), ↑incoherent (for: ↑physics), ↑reversible, ↑uncharged, ↑miscible, ↑mixable, ↑immiscible, ↑non-miscible, ↑unmixable, ↑critical, ↑noncritical, ↑diabatic, ↑adiabatic, ↑viscoelastic, ↑fissionable, ↑fissile, ↑nonfissionable, ↑free, ↑bound, ↑identical, ↑aeolotropic, ↑eolotropic, ↑reactive, ↑activated, ↑excited, ↑unreactive, ↑hyperfine, ↑chaotic (for: ↑physics), ↑relativistic, ↑fiducial, ↑nuclear, ↑metastable, ↑quantal, ↑quantized, ↑dynamic, ↑hydrodynamic, ↑aerodynamic, ↑rheologic, ↑rheological, ↑mesonic, ↑mesic, ↑reversibly, ↑phase space, ↑containment, ↑hodoscope, ↑magnet, ↑meniscus, ↑nuclear reactor, ↑reactor, ↑metastability, ↑isotropy, ↑symmetry, ↑duality, ↑wave-particle duality, ↑absorptivity, ↑absorption factor, ↑reluctivity, ↑rest mass, ↑relativistic mass, ↑gravitational mass, ↑inertial mass, ↑mass energy, ↑flux density, ↑flux, ↑optical density, ↑transmission density, ↑photographic density, ↑absorbance, ↑quantum, ↑attractor, ↑attracter, ↑Bose-Einstein statistics, ↑Dalton's law, ↑Dalton's law of partial pressures, ↑law of partial pressures, ↑Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution law, ↑Boltzmann distribution law, ↑Fermi-Dirac statistics, ↑Gay-Lussac's law, ↑Charles's law, ↑law of volumes, ↑Hooke's law, ↑Kirchhoff's laws, ↑law of gravitation, ↑Newton's law of gravitation, ↑law of thermodynamics, ↑mass-energy equivalence, ↑Planck's law, ↑Planck's radiation law, ↑theory of gravitation, ↑theory of gravity, ↑gravitational theory, ↑Newton's theory of gravitation, ↑principle of relativity, ↑principle of equivalence, ↑field theory, ↑Bohr theory, ↑conservation, ↑parity, ↑conservation of parity, ↑space-reflection symmetry, ↑mirror symmetry, ↑wave theory, ↑undulatory theory, ↑wave theory of light, ↑corpuscular theory, ↑corpuscular theory of light, ↑kinetic theory, ↑kinetic theory of gases, ↑relativity, ↑theory of relativity, ↑relativity theory, ↑Einstein's theory of relativity, ↑supersymmetry, ↑quantum theory, ↑dynamical system, ↑chaos, ↑collision, ↑hit, ↑gravity wave, ↑gravitation wave, ↑oscillation, ↑vibration, ↑wave, ↑undulation, ↑soliton, ↑soliton wave, ↑solitary wave, ↑transient, ↑quantum jump, ↑recombination, ↑transmutation, ↑amplitude, ↑node, ↑antinode, ↑center of buoyancy, ↑centre of buoyancy, ↑center of immersion, ↑centre of immersion, ↑wave front, ↑wavefront, ↑couple, ↑elementary particle, ↑fundamental particle, ↑quark, ↑weakly interacting massive particle, ↑WIMP, ↑physicist, ↑Coriolis effect, ↑perturbation, ↑atomic spectrum, ↑cohesion, ↑Coriolis force, ↑energy, ↑free energy, ↑power, ↑work, ↑force, ↑gravity, ↑gravitation, ↑gravitational attraction, ↑gravitational force, ↑inertia, ↑angular acceleration, ↑angular velocity, ↑light, ↑visible light, ↑visible radiation, ↑sympathetic vibration, ↑magnetic dipole moment, ↑reluctance, ↑scintillation, ↑shear, ↑stress, ↑tension, ↑strain, ↑interaction, ↑fundamental interaction, ↑strong interaction, ↑strong force, ↑color force, ↑weak interaction, ↑weak force, ↑absorption, ↑diffusion, ↑nuclear reaction, ↑relaxation, ↑relaxation behavior, ↑spallation, ↑modulus, ↑coefficient of elasticity, ↑modulus of elasticity, ↑elastic modulus, ↑gas constant, ↑universal gas constant, ↑R, ↑gravitational constant, ↑universal gravitational constant, ↑constant of gravitation, ↑G, ↑metric function, ↑metric, ↑abundance, ↑pencil, ↑dip, ↑angle of dip, ↑magnetic dip, ↑magnetic inclination, ↑inclination, ↑ground state, ↑absorber, ↑atom, ↑molecule, ↑acceleration, ↑deceleration, ↑bombard, ↑backscatter, ↑transform, ↑disintegrate, ↑decay, ↑decompose, ↑magnetize, ↑magnetise, ↑demagnetize, ↑demagnetise, ↑degauss, ↑quench, ↑liquefy, ↑liquify, ↑liquidize, ↑liquidise, ↑solidify, ↑freeze, ↑freeze out, ↑freeze down, ↑crystallize, ↑crystallise, ↑crystalize, ↑crystalise, ↑decouple, ↑polarize, ↑polarise, ↑electrify, ↑depolarize, ↑depolarise, ↑quantize, ↑quantise, ↑induce, ↑induct, ↑translate•__Hypernyms__: ↑natural science•__Hyponyms__:↑astronomy, ↑uranology, ↑aeronautics, ↑astronautics, ↑biophysics, ↑cryogenics, ↑cryogeny, ↑crystallography, ↑electromagnetism, ↑electromagnetics, ↑electronics, ↑electrostatics, ↑mechanics, ↑nuclear physics, ↑atomic physics, ↑nucleonics, ↑optics, ↑particle physics, ↑high-energy physics, ↑high energy physics, ↑plasma physics, ↑quantum physics, ↑rheology, ↑solid-state physics, ↑statistical mechanics, ↑thermodynamics* * *

the study of the physical world, which developed into the natural sciences**•****western developments in natural philosophy****•****Physics was then a branch of natural philosophy.**

*Useful english dictionary.
2012.*