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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The principle that at a constant temperature the volume of a confined ideal gas varies inversely with its pressure.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The observation that the pressure of an ideal gas is inversely proportional to its volume at constant temperature.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • See under law.
  • n. 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.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See law.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the pressure of an ideal gas at constant temperature varies inversely with the volume

Etymologies

After Robert Boyle.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Robert Boyle Irish natural philosopher (Wiktionary)

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