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nomology

[noh-mol-uh-jee] /noʊˈmɒl ə dʒi/
noun
1.
the science of law or laws.
2.
the science of the laws of the mind.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; nomo- + -logy
Related forms
nomological
[nom-uh-loj-i-kuh l, noh-muh-] /ˌnɒm əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl, ˌnoʊ mə-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
nomologist, noun
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Examples from the web for nomological
  • Such a study is necessary to define the nomological network on the constructs.
  • None of these papers attempts to create a specific diagnostic or nomological term for worker-related stress.
  • In future, the nomological validity of the model should be confirmed in other settings.
British Dictionary definitions for nomological

nomological

/ˌnɒməˈlɒdʒɪkəl/
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 Forms
nomologically, adverb

nomology

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