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# law of large numbers

noun
(statistics) law stating that a large number of items taken at random from a population will (on the average) have the population statistics
Syn: ↑Bernoulli's law
Topics: ↑statistics
Hypernyms: ↑law, ↑law of nature

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: a law in statistics: the probability that the mean of a random sample differs from the mean of the population from which the sample is drawn by more than a given amount approaches zero as the size of the sample approaches infinity

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Math.
the theorem in probability theory that the number of successes increases as the number of experiments increases and approximates the probability times the number of experiments for a large number of experiments.
[1935-40]

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law of large numbers,
Statistics. the theorem that a large number of items chosen at random from a population are bound, on the average, to have the characteristics of the population.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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