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Physical process   /fˈɪzɪkəl prˈɑsˌɛs/   Listen
Physical process

A sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states.  Synonym: process.  "The process of calcification begins later for boys than for girls"

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"Physical process" Quotes from Famous Books

... fundamental difficulty in the efforts for psychological explanation, can we understand the way which modern psychology has taken most successfully. The end of this way is simply this: every psychical fact is to be thought of as an accompaniment of a physical process and the necessary connections of these physical processes determine, then, the connections of the mental facts. Indeed this has become the method of modern psychology. It has brought about the intimate relation between psychology and the physiology ...
— Psychotherapy • Hugo Muensterberg

... the plant, by sprinkling it with a 0.1 per cent sublimate solution of alcohol. The purpose of this experiment was to ascertain whether in the secretion of water there was question of a merely physical process or of a vital process. In the first case the action of the hydathode should continue even after the treatment with the sublimate solution, while in the latter case it should not. As the secretion ceased the obvious conclusion to be deduced from this experiment ...
— At the Deathbed of Darwinism - A Series of Papers • Eberhard Dennert

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