Mariotte's law

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Noun1.Mariotte's law - the pressure of an ideal gas at constant temperature varies inversely with the volume
law of nature, law - a generalization that describes recurring facts or events in nature; "the laws of thermodynamics"
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And as a correlate of these two types of being, there are two quite distinct types of natural law: primary (Ruyer) or integral laws (Auger), which are proper laws or more precisely formal causes--such as Pauli's principle of exclusion that determines the structure and stability of atoms (13)--and secondary or differential laws, which are merely statistical regularities, that is, mass effects, and not causes, of actions they express without determining them--such as Mariotte's law, which expresses globally the local interactions of a very large number of gas molecules.