the law of averages

Definition of the law of averages

  1. :  the idea or principle that something which can produce different results will produce those results in a regular or predictable way over a period of time I can't believe that team has lost 12 games in a row. The law of averages says that they should have won at least one game by now.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a binding custom or practice of a community :  a rule of conduct or action prescribed (see prescribe 1a) or formally recognized as binding or enforced by a controlling authority

    :  the whole body of such customs, practices, or rules

    :  common law

  1. :  litigate

    :  to sue or prosecute at law

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  1. :  a single value (such as a mean, mode, or median) that summarizes or represents the general significance of a set of unequal values

    :  mean

    :  an estimation of or approximation to an arithmetic mean

  1. :  equaling an arithmetic mean

    :  being about midway between extremes

    :  not out of the ordinary :  common

  1. :  to be or come to an average

    :  to have a medial value of

    :  to do, get, or have on the average or as an average sum or quantity


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