an empirical truth of great generality, conceived of as a physical (but not a logical) necessity, and consequently licensing counterfactual conditionals
a system of morality conceived of as grounded in reason See natural law (sense 2), nomological (sense 2)
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 […]
- Law of recapitulation
law of recapitulation n. See biogenetic law.
- Law of referred pain
law of referred pain n. The principle that pain arises only from irritation of nerves that are sensitive to painful stimuli applied to the surface of the body.