Charles's law

[ chahrl-ziz law ]
/ ˈtʃɑrl zɪz ˈlɔ /

noun Thermodynamics.

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Origin of Charles's law

First recorded in 1785–90; named after J. A. C. Charles (1746–1823), French physicist, who stated it
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Medical definitions for Charles's law

Charles's law
[ chärlzĭz ]

n.

The physical law that the volume of a fixed mass of gas that is held at a constant pressure will vary directly with the absolute temperature.
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Scientific definitions for Charles's law

Charles's law
[ chärlzĭz ]

The principle that the volume of a given mass of an ideal gas is proportional to its temperature as long as its pressure remains constant. Charles's law is a subcase of the ideal gas law. Compare Boyle's law.
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