physical
The
1. Syn: structural, material, substance.

An object has shape, but could be 2D. architectural. The word physical insinuates a
3D nature. Hence, a circle and  leprechaun are architectural and objects nouns for the
purposes of Physics and science. However, they are not physical in the sense that
they do not have location or a surface. They do not ‘occupy space’.

Architectural involves both 2D and 3D objects. Physical invokes only those that are
3D.


See matter

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