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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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