HyperDic: physical_phenomenon

English > 1 sense of the expression physical phenomenon:
NOUNphenomenonphysical phenomenona natural phenomenon involving the physical properties of matter and energy
English > physical phenomenon: 1 sense > noun 1, phenomenon
MeaningA natural phenomenon involving the physical properties of matter and energy.
Narroweracoustic phenomenonA physical phenomenon associated with the production or transmission of sound
atmospheric phenomenonA physical phenomenon associated with the atmosphere
boundary layerThe layer of slower flow of a fluid past a surface
chaosThe formless and disordered state of matter before the creation of the cosmos
chopThe irregular motion of waves (usually caused by wind blowing in a direction opposite to the tide)
cloudAny collection of particles (e.g., smoke or dust) or gases that is visible
conduction, conductivityThe transmission of heat or electricity or sound
decalescencephenomenon that occurs when a metal is being heated and there is a sudden slowing in the rate of temperature increase / increase / increase
electrical phenomenonA physical phenomenon involving electricity
electricityA physical phenomenon associated with stationary or moving electrons and protons
energy, free energy(physics) a thermodynamic quantity equivalent to the capacity of a physical system to do work
energyAny source of usable power
eventA phenomenon located at a single point / point in space-time
field, field of force, force fieldThe space around a radiating body within which its electromagnetic oscillations can exert force on another similar body not in contact with it
flotation, floatationThe phenomenon of floating / floating (remaining on the surface of a liquid / liquid without sinking)
force(physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity
hysteresisThe lagging of an effect behind its cause
interaction, fundamental interaction(physics) the transfer of energy between elementary particles or between an elementary particle and a field or between fields
mechanical phenomenonA physical phenomenon associated with the equilibrium or motion / motion of objects
opacityThe phenomenon of not permitting the passage of electromagnetic radiation
optical phenomenonA physical phenomenon related to or involving light
power(physics) the rate of doing work
pressure, pressure level, force per unit areaThe force applied to a unit area of surface
propagationThe movement of a wave through a medium
reflection, reflexionThe phenomenon of a propagating / propagating wave (light or sound) being thrown back from a surface
refractionThe change in direction of a propagating / propagating wave (light or sound) when passing from one medium to another
resolution(computer science) the number of pixels per square inch on a computer-generated display
resolving power, resolutionThe ability of a microscope or telescope to measure the angular separation of images that are close together
resonanceAn excited state of a stable particle causing a sharp maximum in the probability of absorption of electromagnetic radiation
surface tensionA phenomenon at the surface of a liquid / liquid caused by intermolecular forces
syzygyThe straight line configuration of 3 celestial bodies (as the sun and earth and moon) in a gravitational system
transparency, transparencepermitting the free passage of electromagnetic radiation
turbulence, turbulencyunstable flow of a liquid / liquid or gas
Broadernatural phenomenonAll phenomena that are not artificial
Spanishfenómeno físico
Catalanfenomen físic

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