noun, Chemistry.
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.


Read Also:

  • Law-of-nations

    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)

  • Law-of-parsimony

    noun, Philosophy. 1. a principle according to which an explanation of a thing or event is made with the fewest possible assumptions.

  • Law-of-partial-pressures

    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 […]

Disclaimer: Law-of-multiple-proportion definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.