Dalton's Law
Multiple Mul"ti*ple, a. [Cf. F. multiple, and E. quadruple, and multiply.] Containing more than once, or more than one; consisting of more than one; manifold; repeated many times; having several, or many, parts. [1913 Webster]

{Law of multiple proportion} (Chem.), the generalization that when the same elements unite in more than one proportion, forming two or more different compounds, the higher proportions of the elements in such compounds are simple multiples of the lowest proportion, or the proportions are connected by some simple common factor; thus, iron and oxygen unite in the proportions {FeO}, {Fe2O3}, {Fe3O4}, in which compounds, considering the oxygen, 3 and 4 are simple multiplies of 1. Called also the {Law of Dalton} or {Dalton's Law}, from its discoverer.

{Multiple algebra}, a branch of advanced mathematics that treats of operations upon units compounded of two or more unlike units.

{Multiple conjugation} (Biol.), a coalescence of many cells (as where an indefinite number of am[oe]boid cells flow together into a single mass) from which conjugation proper and even fertilization may have been evolved.

{Multiple fruits}. (Bot.) See {Collective fruit}, under {Collective}.

{Multiple star} (Astron.), several stars in close proximity, which appear to form a single system. [1913 Webster]


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  • Dalton's law — Law Law (l[add]), n. [OE. lawe, laghe, AS. lagu, from the root of E. lie: akin to OS. lag, Icel. l[ o]g, Sw. lag, Dan. lov; cf. L. lex, E. legal. A law is that which is laid, set, or fixed; like statute, fr. L. statuere to make to stand. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dalton's law — n LAW OF PARTIAL PRESSURES * * * Dal·ton s law (dawlґtənz) [John Dalton, English chemist and physicist, 1766–1844, the founder of the atomic theory] see under law …   Medical dictionary

  • Dalton's law — For the law of stoichiometry, see Law of multiple proportions. In chemistry and physics, Dalton s law (also called Dalton s law of partial pressures) states that the total pressure exerted by a gaseous mixture is equal to the sum of the partial… …   Wikipedia

  • Dalton's law — Physics, Chem. the law that the total pressure exerted by a mixture of gases is equal to the sum of the partial pressures of the gases of the mixture. Also called Dalton s law of partial pressures, law of partial pressures. [named after J.… …   Universalium

  • Dalton's law — n. Dalton s law of partial pressure, physical law that says that the total pressure used by a gaseous mixture equals to the sum of the partial pressures of gases if they alone were present (Law named after the famous English physicist John… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Dalton's law — noun 1. (chemistry) law stating that when two elements can combine to form more than one compound the amounts of one of them that combines with a fixed amount of the other will exhibit a simple multiple relation • Syn: ↑law of multiple… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dalton’s law — Daltono dėsnis statusas T sritis Energetika apibrėžtis Dujų tirpumo dėsnis: esant pastoviai temperatūrai, dujų mišinio kiekvieno komponento tirpumas tam tikrame skystyje proporcingas jų daliniam slėgiui virš skysčio paviršiaus. atitikmenys: angl …   Aiškinamasis šiluminės ir branduolinės technikos terminų žodynas

  • Dalton’s law — Daltono dėsnis statusas T sritis Energetika apibrėžtis Keleto chemiškai nesąveikaujančių dujų mišinio slėgis lygus šių dujų dalinių slėgių sumai. atitikmenys: angl. Dalton’s law vok. Dalton Gesetz, n rus. закон Дальтона, m pranc. loi de Dalton, f …   Aiškinamasis šiluminės ir branduolinės technikos terminų žodynas

  • Dalton’s law — Daltono dėsnis statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. Dalton’s law vok. Daltonsches Gesetz, n rus. закон Дальтона, m pranc. loi de Dalton, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • Dalton's law — noun a) the total pressure of a mixture or gases is the sum of the partial pressures of each gas in the mixture; it is only true for ideal gases b) when two elements can combine to form more than one compound then the amounts of one which… …   Wiktionary

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