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# law of large numbers

## noun

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*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.

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

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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## Word History and Origins

Origin of law of large numbers^{1}

First recorded in 1935–40

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