the statement that where two elements can combine to form more than one compound, the ratio by weight of one element to a given weight of the second is usually a small whole number.
noun 1. . noun 1. another term for international law
- Law of nature
noun 1. an empirical truth of great generality, conceived of as a physical (but not a logical) necessity, and consequently licensing counterfactual conditionals 2. a system of morality conceived of as grounded in reason See natural law (sense 2), nomological (sense 2) 3. See law1 (sense 8)
noun, Philosophy. 1. a principle according to which an explanation of a thing or event is made with the fewest possible assumptions.
noun, Physics, Chemistry. 1. . noun, Physics, Chemistry. 1. the law that the total pressure exerted by a mixture of gases is equal to the sum of the partial pressures of the gases of the mixture. /ˈdɔːltənz/ noun 1. the principle that the pressure exerted by a mixture of gases in a fixed volume is […]