- (popularly) the expectation that a possible event is bound to occur regularly with a frequency approximating to its probability, as in the (actually false) example
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
- Statisticsa statistical principle formulated by Jakob Bernoulli to show a more or less predictable ratio between the number of random trials of an event and its occurrences.
- Slang Terms[Informal.]the principle that, in the long run, probability as naively conceived will operate and influence any one occurrence.