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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. Also called Bernoulli's law.
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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.
in statistics, the theorem that, as the number of identically distributed, randomly generated variables increases, their sample mean (average) approaches their theoretical mean.