Boyle's law
noun Etymology: Robert Boyle Date: circa 1860 a statement in physics: the volume of a gas at constant temperature varies inversely with the pressure exerted on it

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  • Boyle'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

  • Boyle's law — bȯi(ə)lz n a statement in physics: the volume of a gas at constant temperature varies inversely with the pressure exerted on it Boyle Robert (1627 1691) British physicist. Considered one of the fathers of modern chemistry, Boyle is known especia …   Medical dictionary

  • Boyle's law — See under {Law}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Boyle's law — named for Irish born chemist and physicist Robert Boyle (1627 1691), who first published it in 1662 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Boyle's law — Boyle s′ law′ n. thr 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 • Etymology: after R. Boyle …   From formal English to slang

  • Boyle's law — n. [after BOYLE Robert] the statement that for a body of ideal gas at constant temperature the volume is inversely proportional to the pressure …   English World dictionary

  • Boyle's law — An animation showing the relationship between pressure and volume when amount and temperature are held constant. Boyle s law (sometimes referred to as the Boyle Mariotte law) is one of many gas laws and a special case of the ideal gas law. Boyle… …   Wikipedia

  • Boyle's law — n. the law that the pressure of a given mass of gas is inversely proportional to its volume at a constant temperature. Etymology: Robert Boyle, Irish scientist d. 1691 * * * noun the pressure of an ideal gas at constant temperature varies… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Boyle's law — Thermodynam. 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. Also called Mariotte s law. Cf. Gay Lussac s law. [named after R. BOYLE] * * * ▪ …   Universalium

  • Boyle’s Law — ➡ Boyle * * * …   Universalium

  • boyle's Law — law of physics: volume of a gas varies as pressure varies, if temperature remains the same. Example: if absolute pressure is doubled on quantity of gas, volume is reduced one half. If volume becomes doubled, gas has its pressure reduced by half …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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