Definition of Boyle's law

1. Noun. The pressure of an ideal gas at constant temperature varies inversely with the volume.

Exact synonyms: Mariotte's Law
Generic synonyms: Law, Law Of Nature



Definition of Boyle's law

1. Noun. (physics singulare tantum) The observation that the pressure of an ideal gas is inversely proportional to its volume at constant temperature. ¹

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Medical Definition of Boyle's law

1. This law states that the volume of a sample of gas is, at a constant temperature, inversely proportional to the pressure of that gas. (09 Oct 1997)

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Literary usage of Boyle's law

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1. Mechanics, Molecular Physics and Heat: A Twelve Weeks' College Course by Robert Andrews Millikan (1903)
"Before the discovery of Boyle,s Law, in fact before the beginning of the Christian era, two theories had been advanced to account for the elastic properties ..."

2. The Steam Engine by George Charles Vincent Holmes (1888)
"... to gases—Nature of gas—Boyle-s law connecting the pressure and volume of gas—Graphic representation of Boyle-s law—Definition of an Isothermal—Charles-s ..."

3. Elementary Treatise on Natural Philosophy by Augustin Privat-Deschanel (1883)
"The lower the temperature, the greater is the departure from Boyle,s law in the case of these gases. For hydrogen, he found the departure from Boyle,s law ..."

4. ELements of Physics by George Arthur Hoadley (1908)
"Boyle-s Law.—The relation between the volume of a gas and the pressure that it ... The results obtained were formulated in what is called Boyle-s Law, ..."

5. Aerodynamics: Constituting the First Volume of a Complete Work on Aerial Flight by Frederick William Lanchester (1907)
"The simplicity of the present method of the determination of the velocity of sound is largely due to the form in which Boyle-s law is presented. ..."

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