nomothetic


no·mo·thet·ic

adjective \-ˈthe-tik\

Definition of NOMOTHETIC

:  relating to, involving, or dealing with abstract, general, or universal statements or laws

Origin of NOMOTHETIC

Greek nomothetikos of legislation, from nomothetēs lawgiver, from nomos law + -thetēs one who establishes, from tithenai to put — more at do
First Known Use: 1658

no·mo·thet·ic

adjective \ˌnäm-ə-ˈthet-ik, ˌnō-mə-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of NOMOTHETIC

: relating to, involving, or dealing with abstract, general, or universal statements or laws—compare idiographic

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