Lawlike (see laws of nature ). A nomological dangler is a lawlike connection that appears as a brute contingency, not explained by other elements within a scientific theory.

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  • nomological — [näm΄ə läj′i kəl, nō′məläj′i kəl] adj. conforming to or stating laws of nature or rules of logic * * * See nomologic. * * * …   Universalium

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  • nomological — adjective Etymology: nomology science of physical and logical laws, from Greek nomos + English logy Date: 1845 relating to or expressing basic physical laws or rules of reasoning < nomological universals > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • nomological — adjective Pertaining to or expressing general laws that lack logical necessity …   Wiktionary

  • nomological — adj. of the study of law; of nomology …   English contemporary dictionary

  • nomological — [ˌnɒmə lɒdʒɪkəl] adjective relating to or denoting natural laws which are neither logically necessary nor theoretically explicable, but just are so. Derivatives nomologically adverb Origin C19: from Gk nomos law + logical (see logy) …   English new terms dictionary

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  • nomological — |nämə|läjə̇kəl, |nōm adjective 1. : of or relating to nomology 2. : of, relating to, or in accordance with laws …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Nomological network — ( lawful network , the term nomology being derived from the Greek, meaning lawful ) is a representation of the concepts (constructs) of interest in a study, their observable manifestations, and the interrelationships among and between these. It… …   Wikipedia

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