the principle, originated by Gregor Mendel, stating that when two or more characteristics are inherited, individual hereditary factors assort independently during gamete production, giving different traits an equal opportunity of occurring together.
law of independent assortment n.
See Mendel’s law.
law of independent assortment
See under Mendel’s law.
- Law of inertia
law of inertia See under Newton’s laws of motion.
- Law of inverse square
law of inverse square n. The principle that the intensity of radiation is inversely proportional to the square of the distance from the source of radiation to the irradiated surface.
noun, Mathematics. 1. the theorem in probability theory that the number of successes increases as the number of experiments increases and approximates the probability times the number of experiments for a large number of experiments. noun 1. the fundamental statistical result that the average of a sequence of n identically distributed independent random variables tends […]
noun, Chemistry. 1. the statement that the rate of a chemical reaction is proportional to the concentrations of the reacting substances.