Zipf's lawZipf's law
A pattern of distribution in certain data sets, notably words in a linguistic corpus, by which the frequency of an item is inversely proportional to its ranking by frequency. In such a distribution, frequency declines sharply as rank number increases: a small number of items occur very frequently and a large number of items occur very rarely.
Origin of Zipf's lawAfter its formulator George Kingsley Zipf (1902-1950), American linguist
After George Kingsley Zipf (1902-1950), American linguist.