Nomothetic Nom`o*thet"ic, Nomothetical Nom`o*thet"ic*al, a. [Gr. ?.] Legislative; enacting laws; as, a nomothetical power. [R.] --Bp. Barlow. [1913 Webster]

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  • Nomothetic — literally means proposition of the law (Greek derivation) and is used in philosophy (see also Nomothetic and idiographic), psychology, and law with differing meanings. In psychology, nomothetic measures are contrasted to ipsative or idiothetic… …   Wikipedia

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  • nomothetic — (adj.) lawgiving, legislative; based on law, 1650s, from Gk. nomothetikos relating to legislation, legislative, from nomothetes lawgiving, from nomos usage, custom, law (see NUMISMATICS (Cf. numismatics)) + thetes one who puts, places, or… …   Etymology dictionary

  • nomothetic — [näm΄ə thet′ik] adj. [Gr nomothetikos < nomothetēs lawgiver < nomos, law (see NOMY) + tithenai, to make, DO1] 1. giving or enacting laws 2. based on law 3. of a science of general or universal laws: Also nomothetical …   English World dictionary

  • nomothetic — Law giving, legislative. See idiographic/nomothetic …   Philosophy dictionary

  • nomothetic — adjective Etymology: Greek nomothetikos of legislation, from nomothetēs lawgiver, from nomos law + thetēs one who establishes, from tithenai to put more at do Date: 1658 relating to, involving, or dealing with abstract, general, or universal… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • nomothetic — /nom euh thet ik/, adj. 1. giving or establishing laws; legislative. 2. founded upon or derived from law. 3. Psychol. pertaining to or involving the study or formulation of general or universal laws (opposed to idiographic). [1650 60; < Gk… …   Universalium

  • nomothetic — adjective defining laws …   Wiktionary

  • nomothetic — Denoting the generalizations pertaining to the behavior of groups of individuals as groups, as opposed to idiographic. [G. nomos, law, + thesis, a placing] * * * no·mo·thet·ic .näm ə thet ik, .nō mə adj relating to, involving, or dealing with… …   Medical dictionary

  • nomothetic — See ideographic …   Dictionary of sociology

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