weber-fechner law

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Weber-Fechner law We·ber-Fechner law (vā'bər-)
n.
The principle that the intensity of a sensation varies by a series of equal arithmetic increments as the strength of the stimulus is increased geometrically. Also called Fechner-Weber law.

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weber-fechner law

noun
(psychophysics) the concept that the magnitude of a subjective sensation increases proportional to the logarithm of the stimulus intensity; based on early work by E. H. Weber [syn: Fechner's law
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