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Gompertz hypothesis

Gompertz hypothesis

a theory that the force of mortality increases in geometrical progression, being based on the assumption that the average exhaustion of a persons power to avoid death is such that at the end of equal infinitely small intervals of time he loses equal proportions of the power to oppose destruction which he had at the commencement of each of these intervals.

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