Definition of periodic law in US English:

periodic law


  • 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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periodic law

/ˌpirēˌädik ˈlô//ˌpɪriˌɑdɪk ˈlɔ/