# Boyle's law

## Definitions

• WordNet 3.6
• n Boyle's law the pressure of an ideal gas at constant temperature varies inversely with the volume
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
• Boyle's law (Physics) an expression of the fact, that when an elastic fluid is subjected to compression, and kept at a constant temperature, the product of the pressure and volume is a constant quantity, i. e., the volume is inversely proportioned to the pressure; -- known also as Mariotte's law, and the law of Boyle and Mariotte.
• Boyle's law See under Law.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
• Boyle's law in gases, the law that, for a given quantity at a given temperature, the pressure varies inversely as the volume—discovered by Robert Boyle in 1662, and treated in a book by Mariotte in 1679
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## Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. lawe—A.S. lagu, from licgan, to lie; Ice. lōg.

## Usage

### In literature:

But in psychology we are hardly yet at the stage of Boyle's law.
"The Analysis of Mind" by Bertrand Russell
BOYLE'S LAW, that the volume of a gas is inversely as the pressure.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
The following problem will serve as an illustration of the application of Boyle's law.
"An Elementary Study of Chemistry" by William McPherson
Boyle's law therefore is shown only to be true within specific bounds.
"Landmarks of Scientific Socialism" by Friedrich Engels
Now dp1/dx is the pressure-gradient of the first gas, and is, by Boyle's law, equal to k1 times the corresponding density-gradient.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 4" by Various
This is a better and a shorter way of expressing both Boyle's law and Dalton's law.
"The Mechanism of Life" by Stéphane Leduc
Regnault promptly detected the fact that steam was not subject to Boyle's law, and showed that the difference is very marked.
"A History of the Growth of the Steam-Engine" by Robert H. Thurston
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