physic-, physico-, physi-, physio-, phy-
(Greek: nature, natural, inborn [to make grow, to produce])
Geophysics is the study of the Earth by quantitative physical methods, especially by seismic reflection and refraction, gravity, magnetic, electrical, electromagnetic, and radioactivity methods.
Geophysics is the scientific study of the physical characteristics and properties of the solid Earth, its air and waters, and its relationship to space phenomena.
Geophysics is the branch of geology in which the principles and practices of physics are used to study the planet Earth and its environment, such as earth, air, and (by extension) space. It is also the science that deals with the weather, winds, tides, earthquakes, etc. and their effects on the planet.
Geophysics includes the soils, sediments, and rock layers of the planet's crust, both continental and beneath the ocean floors.
The meaning of the word geophysics is undergoing changes. The classical methods of geophysics are being applied to the planets now that we can reach them.
Seismological techniques are being used to study the interior of the moon, and magnetic field measurements are important probes for the planets.
The name will not change. However, because it is a most encompassing science, ranging from petroleum exploration on the Earth to the understanding of the most distant planets.
2. The microscopic study of tissues in relation to their functions.
2. Being above or beyond the physical; immaterial; supernatural.
3. Independent of the physical or not confined to the physical.
2. The pituitary body or gland.
2. Denoting a school of medical thought in the 17th century that explained all physiologic and pathologic phenomena by the laws of physics.
2. The treatment of diseases by physical or mechanical means; physiatrics.
3. Physics combined with medicine; a reference to a school of medicine of the 17th century that explained disease and the activities of the body in terms of physics rather than of chemistry.
2. Based on speculative reasoning and unexamined assumptions that have not been logically examined or confirmed by observation.
3. Extremely abstract or theoretical; abstruse; immaterial; incorporeal; supernatural.
2. The theoretical or first principles of a particular discipline: the metaphysics of law.
3. A priori speculation upon questions that are unanswerable to scientific observation, analysis, or experiment .
2. An adherent of the doctrine that in the person of Jesus there was but a single, divine nature. Coptic and Syrian Christians profess this doctrine.