# Boyle's law

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## Boyle's law

(boilz)
n.
The physical law stating that at a constant temperature the volume of a confined ideal gas varies inversely with its pressure.

[After Robert Boyle.]
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## Boyle's law

n
(General Physics) 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′

n.
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.
[after R. Boyle]
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## Boyle's law

The principle that the volume of a given mass of gas will increase as its pressure decreases, and will decrease as its pressure increases, as long as its temperature remains constant. Compare Charles's law.
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## Boyle's law

The principle that at a constant temperature the volume of a given mass of gas is inversely proportional to its pressure.
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 Noun 1 Boyle's law - the pressure of an ideal gas at constant temperature varies inversely with the volumeMariotte's lawlaw of nature, law - a generalization that describes recurring facts or events in nature; "the laws of thermodynamics"
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But alas, unlike Boyle's law - or Newton's one on gravity - latter day legal slicks have made lots of moolah from claims of mitigation, plain obfuscation and sheer recantation of such solid principles.

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