[ 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).
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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
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