# Definitions for power lawpow·er law

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1. Stevens' law, power law, Stevens' power lawnoun

(psychophysics) the concept that the magnitude of a subjective sensation increases proportional to a power of the stimulus intensity

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1. power lawnoun

Any of many mathematical relationships in which something is related to something else by an equation of the form f(x) = a.x

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1. Power law

In statistics, a power law is a functional relationship between two quantities, where a relative change in one quantity results in a proportional relative change in the other quantity, independent of the initial size of those quantities: one quantity varies as a power of another. For instance, considering the area of a square in terms of the length of its side, if the length is doubled, the area is multiplied by a factor of four.

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1. power law

A power law is a functional relationship between two quantities, where a change in one quantity can result in a proportional change in the other quantity, independent of the initial size of those quantities. This relationship can be represented as y = ax^k, where y and x are the two quantities, a is a constant, and k is the exponent that characterizes the power law. Power laws are commonly used in various fields such as physics, biology, geophysics, and economics, amongst others, to describe scaling laws and other phenomena.

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1. Power law

A power law is a functional relationship between two quantities. For example, if the frequency varies as a power of some attribute of that event, the frequency is said to follow a power law. For instance, the number of cities having a certain population size is found to vary as a power of the size of the population, and hence follows a power law. Empirically this relationship will hold only approximately, or over a limited range, not strictly.

### Numerology

1. Chaldean Numerology

The numerical value of power law in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

2. Pythagorean Numerology

The numerical value of power law in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

### Examples of power law in a Sentence

1. There is still a ton of action concentrated in the large ecosystems such as Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Hangzhou and maybe Chengdu, Wuhan, however there is a ‘ power law ’ at work here and Beijing really dominates in terms of number of deals as well as active investors. Beijing is to Shanghai as Silicon Valley is to New York City in terms of the level of activity - anywhere between 2 to 4 times depending on what report you read.

2. However there is a ‘ power law ’ at work here and Beijing really dominates in terms of number of deals as well as active investors. Beijing is to Shanghai as Silicon Valley is to New York City in terms of the level of activity - anywhere between 2 to 4 times depending on what report you read.

## Translations for power law

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• mocninný zákon
• νόμος εξουσίας
• ley de potencia
• loi de puissance
• степенная функция, степенная зависимость, степенной закон

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