nomology

[ noh-mol-uh-jee ]
/ noʊˈmɒl ə dʒi /

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. nomogram,
  2. nomograph,
  3. nomographic,
  4. nomography,
  5. nomological,
  6. nomothetic,
  7. nomotopic,
  8. nomura,
  9. nomura, kichisaburo,
  10. non

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

/ (ˌnɒməˈlɒdʒɪkəl) /

adjective

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

nomology

/ (nɒmˈɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

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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