# Boyle's law

## Boyle's law

noun Thermodynamics.
the principle that, for relatively low pressures, the pressure of an ideal gas kept at constant temperature varies inversely with the volume of the gas.
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named after R. Boyle

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 Boyle's law —n the principle that the pressure of a gas varies inversely with its volume at constant temperature [C18: named after Robert Boyle]

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Boyle's law
named for Irish-born chemist and physicist Robert Boyle (1627-1691), who first published it in 1662.
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Boyle's law (boilz)
n.
The principle that at a constant temperature the volume of a confined ideal gas varies inversely with its pressure.

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 Boyle's law   (boilz)  Pronunciation Key  The principle that the volume of a given mass of an ideal gas is inversely proportional to its pressure, as long as temperature remains constant. Boyle's law is a subcase of the ideal gas law. Compare Charles's law.
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boyle's law

a relation concerning the compression and expansion of a gas at constant temperature. This empirical relation, formulated by the physicist Robert Boyle in 1662, states that the pressure (p) of a given quantity of gas varies inversely as its volume (v) at constant temperature; i.e., in equation form, pv = k, a constant. The relationship was also discovered by the French physicist Edme Mariotte (1676).