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 Dictionary entry overview: What does physical property mean? 

  The noun PHYSICAL PROPERTY has 1 sense:

1. a property used to characterize physical objects

  Familiarity information: PHYSICAL PROPERTY used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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A property used to characterize physical objects

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Hypernyms ("physical property" is a kind of...):

property (a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "physical property"):

absorption factor; absorptivity ((physics) the property of a body that determines the fraction of the incident radiation or sound flux absorbed or absorbable by the body)

sensitiveness; sensitivity (the ability to respond to physical stimuli or to register small physical amounts or differences)

magnetisation; magnetization (the physical property of being magnetic)

elasticity; snap (the tendency of a body to return to its original shape after it has been stretched or compressed)

malleability; plasticity (the property of being physically malleable; the property of something that can be worked or hammered or shaped without breaking)

inelasticity (the lack of elasticity)

unmalleability (a lack of malleability)

mass (the property of a body that causes it to have weight in a gravitational field)

weight (the vertical force exerted by a mass as a result of gravity)

momentum (the product of a body's mass and its velocity)

fugacity (the tendency of a gas to expand or escape)

reluctivity ((physics) the resistance of a material to the establishment of a magnetic field in it)

imperceptibility (the property of being imperceptible by the mind or the senses)

inaudibility; inaudibleness (the quality of not being perceptible by the ear)

dissolubility; solubleness (the property of being dissoluble)

drippiness (the physical property of being soft and drippy)

reflection; reflectivity; reflexion (the ability to reflect beams or rays)

bending; deflection; deflexion (the property of being bent or deflected)

temperature (the degree of hotness or coldness of a body or environment (corresponding to its molecular activity))

enthalpy; H; heat content; total heat ((thermodynamics) a thermodynamic quantity equal to the internal energy of a system plus the product of its volume and pressure)

entropy; randomness; S ((thermodynamics) a thermodynamic quantity representing the amount of energy in a system that is no longer available for doing mechanical work)

perceptibility (the property of being perceptible by the mind or the senses)

invisibility; invisibleness (the quality of not being perceivable by the eye)

brightness; brightness level; light; luminance; luminosity; luminousness (the quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light)

length (the linear extent in space from one end to the other; the longest horizontal dimension of something that is fixed in place)

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