# law of averages

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## law of averages

The idea that no one result will happen all the time. Don't worry, you'll score a goal eventually. It's just the law of averages.
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## law of averages

The idea that probability will influence all occurrences in the long term, that one will neither win nor lose all of the time. For example, If it rains every day this week, by the law of averages we're bound to get a sunny day soon . This colloquial term is a popular interpretation of a statistical principle, Bernoulli's theorem, formulated in the late 1600s.
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## the ˌlaw of ˈaverages

the principle that one thing will happen as often as another if you try enough times: Keep applying for jobs and by the law of averages you’ll get one sooner or later.
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Intel bears might say that the law of averages may catch up with Intel and one day AMD will do something right and catch Intel by surprise.
He also had three sons - Pip Kit and Jonty - one of whom may be in the music business by law of averages.
That frightens me a bit because the law of averages says they're going to win some time.
The Wigan owner speaks so much that the law of averages suggest he would upset somebody along the line.
ON the law of averages, the smug Nigel Farage, the UKIP leader, must get it right occasionally.
The law of averages says we should lay the draw (7-2) in the Shamrock Rovers versus Bray game, with the hosts having drawn six of their seven games so far this campaign.
But given the law of averages after a total of 24 goals from their previous five matches at Liberty Way, the home side were probably due a stalemate and, although there weren't too many positives for the visitors, Wrexham at least extended their unbeaten run into double figures and in the process racked up a seventh clean sheet of the campaign.
Please remember the law of averages which says 'We cannot be wrong all the time.
jeansie YES it wasn't great and yes we should beat teams like that but the law of averages says we'll have worse days this season and hopefully many better ones.
Hamann fears Germany's defence could be the one area England are able to exploit and he is wary that the law of averages says the Three Lions must win a penalty shoot-out sooner or later Hamann added: "The German defence has been little tested so far.
But she does like an all-night bender so by booking three different venues, at least the record label are assured - on the law of averages - that she'll turn up in one of them," a source said.
If only by the law of averages it had to happen eventually: all of a sudden, folk music is trendy.
The law of averages dictates 26-year-old Jones's playing career should have ended at a horribly unfair age' instead his patience, resilience and sheer bloody -mindedness have reaped their reward.
On the back of the confidence-boosting point at Carrow Road, and having watched Millwall lose to a distincitly average Leeds side, and taking the law of averages into account, I fancy City to scrape this one.
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