power law
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Noun[edit]
power law (plural power laws)
 (mathematics) A mathematical relationship in which the magnitude of something is proportional to a fixed power of the magnitude of something else (i.e. the relationship takes the form f(x) = a.x^{k}). [from 20th c.]
 2011, Steven Pinker, The Better Angels of Our Nature, Penguin 2012, p. 314:
 the death toll from a large number of small civil wars is lower than that from a few big interstate wars, to say nothing of world wars, consistent with the powerlaw distribution of deadly quarrels.
 2011, Steven Pinker, The Better Angels of Our Nature, Penguin 2012, p. 314:
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mathematical relationship
