natural philosophy

natural philosophy
the science of matter and energy and their interactions

his favorite subject was physics

Syn: ↑physics
Derivationally related forms: ↑physical (for: ↑physics), ↑physicist (for: ↑physics)
Members of this Topic:
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Hypernyms: ↑natural science

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ˌnatural phiˈlosophy 8 [natural philosophy] noun uncountable (old use)
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.

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  • natural philosophy — n. former name for NATURAL SCIENCE; esp., PHYSICAL SCIENCE …   English World dictionary

  • Natural philosophy — For the current in the 19th century German idealism, see Naturphilosophie. A celestial map from the 17th century, by the Dutch cartographer Frederik De Wit. Natural philosophy or the philosophy of nature (from Latin philosophia naturalis), is a… …   Wikipedia

  • natural philosophy — natural philosopher. 1. See natural science. 2. See physical science. [1425 75; late ME] * * * …   Universalium

  • natural philosophy — natural phi losophy noun uncount an old word meaning natural science …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • natural philosophy — natural phi losophy n [U] old use science …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • natural philosophy — noun Date: 14th century natural science; especially physical science • natural philosopher noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • natural philosophy — noun archaic natural science, especially physical science. Derivatives natural philosopher noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • natural philosophy — /ˌnætʃərəl fəˈlɒsəfi/ (say .nachuhruhl fuh losuhfee) noun (formerly) the branch of physical science that dealt with the properties of natural objects, and included such subjects as physics, dynamics, and sometimes chemistry and botany …  

  • natural philosophy — noun a) The objective study of nature in the widest sense, including mathematics and all the sciences. b) The study of the physical sciences including mathematics …   Wiktionary

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