physical characteristics



Features of a substance that are primarily sensory (physical) and generally measurable, such as area, hardness, smoothness, shape, color, weight, volume, etc. See also functional characteristics.

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  • When police officers question witnesses about a crime they have recently observed, the physical characteristics of the perpetrators is a top priority in order to find, arrest, and prosecute the correct person or people.

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  • The physical characteristics displayed by the material were strong enough to sufficiently perform in the required conditions we were expecting.

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  • The animal had the same physical characteristics as a guy I knew which made me question how close humans and animals really are.

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