English dictionary

benford's law meaning and definition

BENFORD'S LAW noun

Definition of Benford's law (noun)

  1. a law used by auditors to identify fictitious populations of numbers; applies to any population of numbers derived from other numbers
    • "Benford's law holds that 30% of the time the first non-zero digit of a derived number will be 1 and it will be 9 only 4.6% of the time"
Source: Princeton University Wordnet