Makeham's law


Make·​ham's law
: 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

Word History


after William Makeham, 19th century British mathematician

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“Makeham's law.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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