Definition of gas laws in US English:

gas laws

plural noun

  • The physical laws that describe the properties of gases, including Boyle's and Charles' laws.

    • ‘The strong suggestion that these effects depended on the number of molecules per unit volume was strengthened when it was discovered that the osmotic pressure of a solute in a solvent obeys the gas laws.’
    • ‘This point has never actually been achieved, since gases liquefy before they reach this temperature and they are no longer subject to the gas laws.’
    • ‘The first of the gas laws is known as Boyle's law.’
    • ‘Many of our gas laws were discovered by balloonists.’
    • ‘An underlying premise is that an ideal gas obeys the gas laws perfectly, and its behavior may be adequately described by kinetic theory.’