Buys Ballots Law

Science / Weather / Buys Ballots Law: Describes the relationship of the horizontal wind direction to the pressure distribution. In the Northern Hemisphere, if one stands with one's back to the wind, the pressure on one's left is lower than the pressure on one's right. It is reversed in the Southern Hemisphere. This law was named after the Dutch meteorologist, Buys Ballot, who developed the formula in 1857.

Other Words for Law

Law Noun Synonyms: principle, proposition, theory, theorem, formula, axiom, deduction, corollary, postulate, conclusion, inference
Law Verb Synonyms: rule, regulation, ordinance, statute, act, enactment, by-law, measure, edict, decree, order, directive, injunction, command, commandment, canon, mandate, ukase
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Ohms Law

Technology / Home Audio / Ohms Law: The mathematical relationship between voltage, current, and resistance. It is named after George Ohm, it's discoverer. Ohm's law states that current volume in a conductor is directly proportional to t MORE

Outlaw

Entertainment / Literature / Outlaw: An individual determined by a council vote to be an outlaw at a thing or an althing was considered outside the normal bounds of kinship relations in Iceland. He was considered outside the law (hence t MORE

Mother-In-Law

Entertainment / Bowling / Mother-In-Law: Usually the 7-pin, because it's often the pin that remains standing to spoil what looked like a good strike hit; sometimes synonymous with barmaid. MORE

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