HyperDic: stevens[_power_law

English > 1 sense of the expression Stevens' power law:
NOUNcognitionStevens' power law, Stevens' law, power law(psychophysics) the concept that the magnitude of a subjective sensation increases proportional to a power of the stimulus intensity
English > Stevens' power law: 1 sense > noun 1, cognition
Meaning(psychophysics) the concept that the magnitude of a subjective sensation increases proportional to a power of the stimulus intensity.
SynonymsStevens' law, power law
CategorypsychophysicsThe branch of psychology concerned with quantitative relations between physical stimuli and their psychological effects
Broaderlaw, law of natureA generalization that describes recurring facts or events in nature

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