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Noun: Benford's law
  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"

Type of: law, law of nature

Encyclopedia: Benford's law