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law of averages

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The principle holding that the relative frequency with which an event occurs in repeated trials will converge to a stable value over time as the number of samples increases.

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  • noun statistics The statistical tendency toward a fixed proportion in the results when an experiment is repeated a large number of times; the law of large numbers.
  • noun informal An imaginary or perceived "law" of probabilities which is wrongly used to predict results in the short-term.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a law affirming that in the long run probabilities will determine performance

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