Definition of periodic law in English:

periodic law

Syllabification: pe·ri·od·ic law
Pronunciation: /ˌpi(ə)rēˌädik ˈlô


A law stating that the elements, when listed in order of their atomic numbers (originally, atomic weights), fall into recurring groups, so that elements with similar properties occur at regular intervals.
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  • His discovery of the periodic law in the late 1860s was a remarkable accomplishment.
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