[ nom-uh-thet-ik ]
/ ˌnɒm əˈθɛt ɪk /
giving or establishing laws; legislative.
founded upon or derived from law.
Psychology. pertaining to or involving the study or formulation of general or universal laws (opposed to idiographic).
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for nomothetic
But while every natural science has its nomothetic side, it also has another half of a very different kind.The Science and Philosophy of the Organism|Hans Driesch
British Dictionary definitions for nomothetic
/ (ˌnɒməˈθɛtɪk) /
giving or enacting laws; legislative
psychol of or relating to the search for general laws or traits, esp in personality theoryCompare idiographic
Word Origin for nomothetic
C17: from Greek nomothetikos, from nomothetēs lawgiver
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012