Makeham's law

noun Make·ham's law \ˈmākəmz-\

Definition of Makeham's law

  1. :  an actuarial rule: the mortality risk of a person at any age over 20 is equal to a constant plus a simple exponential function of the age

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Origin and Etymology of makeham's law

after William Makeham, 19th century British mathematician

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