Stirling's formula

/stɜlɪŋz ˈfɔmjələ/ (say sterlingz 'fawmyuhluh)

a formula giving the approximate value of the factorial of a large number.
{named after James Stirling, 1692–1770, Scottish mathematician}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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