Definition of law of nature in English:

law of nature

Syllabification: law of na·ture


  • 1 another term for natural law.
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    • We are only beginning to understand the laws of nature.
    • But as the days wear on it becomes clear that, in this lifeboat in the middle of nowhere, the only things that survives are the brutal laws of nature.
    • If you're scientist, you want to prove X causes Y, because you're trying to figure out the laws of nature.
  • 2 informal A regularly occurring or apparently inevitable phenomenon observable in human society: it’s a law of nature—however much space you have, you fill it
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    • Raise the regulatory barrier, pay more money: it's a law of nature.
    • There's no law of nature that says service jobs are inevitably low paid and without benefits.
    • This is because it's patently against the laws of nature to clean clothes without getting them wet.

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