Makeham's law

noun
Make·​ham's law | \ ˈmākəmz- \

Definition of Makeham'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

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History and Etymology for Makeham's law

after William Makeham, 19th century British mathematician

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“Makeham's law.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Makeham%27s%20law. Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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