[ noh-mol-uh-jee ]
/ noʊˈmɒl ə dʒi /


the science of law or laws.
the science of the laws of the mind.

Origin of nomology

First recorded in 1835–45; nomo- + -logy
Related formsnom·o·log·i·cal [nom-uh-loj-i-kuh l, noh-muh-] /ˌnɒm əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl, ˌnoʊ mə-/, adjectiveno·mol·o·gist, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for nomological (1 of 2)


/ (ˌnɒməˈlɒdʒɪkəl) /


of or relating to nomology
stating or relating to a nonlogical necessity or law of nature. The difference between a nomological and a merely universal statement is that from the universal all As are Bs one cannot, but from the nomological all As must be Bs one can, infer the counterfactual if this were an A it would (have to) be a B

Derived Formsnomologically, adverb

British Dictionary definitions for nomological (2 of 2)


/ (nɒmˈɒlədʒɪ) /


the science of law and law-making
the branch of science concerned with the formulation of laws explaining natural phenomena

Derived Formsnomologist, noun
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