Benford's law

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Noun1.Benford's law - 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"
law of nature, law - a generalization that describes recurring facts or events in nature; "the laws of thermodynamics"
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