Definition of Metcalfe's law in English:

Metcalfe's law

noun

Computing Telecommunications
  • A principle which states that the usefulness or value of a network is proportional to the square of the number of its users.

Origin

1990s. From the genitive of the name of Robert M. Metcalfe (b. 1946), U.S. inventor of the Ethernet, who first formulated the law + law.

Pronunciation

Metcalfe's law

/ˈmɛtkɑːfs lɔː/