law of contiguity n.
The principle that when two ideas or psychologically perceived events have once occurred in close association, they are likely to occur in close association again, the subsequent occurrence of one tending to elicit the other.
noun, Logic. 1. the law that a proposition cannot be both true and false or that a thing cannot both have and not have a given property.
noun, Trigonometry. 1. a law stating that the square of a side of a plane triangle is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides minus twice the product of the other sides multiplied by the cosine of the angle between them. 2. a law stating that the cosine of an […]
noun, Economics. 1. the law that for a single consumer the marginal utility of a commodity diminishes for each additional unit of the commodity consumed.
noun 1. Chemistry. the statement that in a pure compound the elements are always combined in fixed proportions by weight. 2. Logic. the law that either a proposition or its denial must be true.