# law of large numbers

### noun Mathematics.

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.

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## Origin of law of large numbers

First recorded in 1935–40

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## British Dictionary definitions for law of large numbers

## law of large numbers

### noun

the fundamental statistical result that the average of a sequence of n identically distributed independent random variables tends to their common mean as n tends to infinity, whence the frequency of the occurrence of an event in n independent repetitions of an experiment tends to its probability

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## Medicine definitions for law of large numbers

## law of large numbers

### n.

The rule or theorem that a large number of items chosen at random from a population will, on the average, have the characteristics of the population.Bernoulli's law

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## Science definitions for law of large numbers

## law of large numbers

The rule or theorem that the average of a large number of independent measurements of a random quantity tends toward the theoretical average of that quantity. Also called Bernoulli's law

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