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The theoretical study of metaphysical, logical, divine, or human laws.

[Greek nomos, law; see nem- in Indo-European roots + -logy.]

nom′o·log′ic (nŏm′ə-lŏj′ĭk, nō′mə-), nom′o·log′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
nom′o·log′i·cal·ly adv.
no·mol′o·gist n.
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1. (Law) the science of law and law-making
2. the branch of science concerned with the formulation of laws explaining natural phenomena
noˈmologist n
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(noʊˈmɒl ə dʒi)

1. the science dealing with physical laws.
2. the science dealing with the laws of the mind.
nom•o•log•i•cal (ˌnɒm əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl, ˌnoʊ mə-) adj.
no•mol′o•gist, n.
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the science of law. — nomologist, n. — nomological, adj.
See also: Law
the science of the laws of the mind. — nomologist, n.nomological, adj.
See also: Thinking
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The study of laws and lawmaking.
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With this approach, convergent and discriminant validity are evaluated during the measurement phase, while the structural model provides an appraisal of nomologic validity.
The analysis suggests, roughly, that modern topical forked in two directions: on one side, there would be truths as a result of the explanation caused by laws (nomologic deductive model) and, on the other side, there would be truths, as a result of the comprehensive explanation of a polyvalent and contextualist nature.
We would finally point out that in spite of the methodological strictness of our approach the results of this study cannot exceed the exploratory threshold and take advantage of a nomologic validity.