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Of or relating to the general case, especially in relation to the search for general laws or traits in the study of personality. The term was coined in 1904 by the German philosopher Wilhelm Windelband (1848–1915). See also ecological fallacy. Compare idiographic. [From Greek nomothetes a lawgiver, from nomos a law + titheneai to set + -ikos of, relating to, or resembling]

Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine — Psychology.


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