Benford's law

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Etymology[edit]

Named after physicist Frank Benford, who stated it in 1938.

Proper noun[edit]

Benford's law

  1. A law concerning the frequency distribution of digits in much real-world data, where the number 1 occurs as the leading digit about 30% of the time, and the expected distribution for digits beyond the first approaches a uniform distribution.