nomology

[noh-mol-uh-jee]

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
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British Dictionary definitions for nomological

nomological

adjective
  1. of or relating to nomology
  2. 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

nomology

noun
  1. the science of law and law-making
  2. the branch of science concerned with the formulation of laws explaining natural phenomena
Derived Formsnomologist, noun
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