Physical vs Visual - What's the difference?

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In obsolete|lang=en terms the difference between physical and visual

is that physical is (obsolete) relating to physic, or medicine; medicinal; curative; also, cathartic; purgative while visual is (obsolete) that can be seen; visible.

As adjectives the difference between physical and visual

is that physical is having to do with the body while visual is related to or affecting the vision.

As nouns the difference between physical and visual

is that physical is physical examination while visual is any element of something that depends on sight.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

physical

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Having to do with the body.
  • Having to do with the material world.
  • * John Stuart Mill
  • Labour, in the physical world, is employed in putting objects in motion.
  • * Macaulay
  • A society sunk in ignorance, and ruled by mere physical force.
  • * {{quote-magazine, title=No hiding place
  • , date=2013-05-25, volume=407, issue=8837, page=74, magazine=(The Economist) citation , passage=In America alone, people spent $170 billion on “direct marketing”—junk mail of both the physical and electronic varieties—last year. Yet of those who received unsolicited adverts through the post, only 3% bought anything as a result.}}
  • Involving bodily force.
  • Having to do with physics.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2012-01, author=Michael Riordan, title=Tackling Infinity
  • , volume=100, issue=1, page=86, magazine=(American Scientist) citation , passage=Some of the most beautiful and thus appealing physical theories, including quantum electrodynamics and quantum gravity, have been dogged for decades by infinities that erupt when theorists try to prod their calculations into new domains. Getting rid of these nagging infinities has probably occupied far more effort than was spent in originating the theories.}}
  • (label)
  • (obsolete) Relating to physic, or medicine; medicinal; curative; also, cathartic; purgative.
  • * Sir T. North
  • Physical herbs.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Is Brutus sick? and is it physical / To walk unbraced, and suck up the humours / Of the dank morning?

    Antonyms

    * mental, psychological; having to do with the mind viewed as distinct from body.

    Derived terms

    * antiphysical * physical body * physical chemistry * physical education * physical examination * physical relations * physical therapy * physical world

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Physical examination.
  • How long has it been since your last physical ?

    Synonyms

    * checkup, check-up

    Statistics

    *

    visual

    English

    Alternative forms

    * visuall (qualifier)

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Related to or affecting the vision.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=May-June, author= William E. Conner
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  • (obsolete) That can be seen; visible.
  • Derived terms

    * visual poem * visualization * visualize * visually

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Any element of something that depends on sight.
  • An image; a picture; a graphic.
  • (in the plural) All the visual elements of a multi-media presentation or entertainment, usually in contrast with normal text or audio.
  • (advertising) A preliminary sketch.