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means, 3rd person singular present; meant, past tense; meaning, present participle; meant, past participle;
  1. Intend to convey, indicate, or refer to (a particular thing or notion); signify
    • - I don't know what you mean
    • - he was asked to clarify what his remarks meant
    • - I meant you, not Jones
  2. (of a word) Have (something) as its signification in the same language or its equivalent in another language
    • - its name means “painted rock” in Cherokee
  3. Genuinely intend to convey or express (something)
    • - when she said that before, she meant it
  4. Be of some specified importance to (someone), esp. as a source of benefit or object of affection
    • - animals have always meant more to him than people
  5. Intend (something) to occur or be the case
    • - they mean no harm
    • - it was meant to be a secret
  6. Be supposed or intended to do something
    • - we were meant to go over yesterday
  7. Design or destine for a particular purpose
    • - the jacket was meant for a much larger person
  8. Have as a motive or excuse in explanation
    • - what do you mean by leaving me out here in the cold?
  9. Have as a consequence or result
    • - the proposals are likely to mean another hundred closures
    • - heavy rain meant that the ground was waterlogged
  10. Necessarily or usually entail or involve
    • - coal stoves mean a lot of smoke

  1. (mean) average: approximating the statistical norm or average or expected value; "the average income in New England is below that of the nation"; "of average height for his age"; "the mean annual rainfall"
  2. (mean) an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n
  3. mean or intend to express or convey; "You never understand what I mean!"; "what do his words intend?"
  4. (mean) entail: have as a logical consequence; "The water shortage means that we have to stop taking long showers"
  5. (mean) hateful: characterized by malice; "a hateful thing to do"; "in a mean mood"
  6. (mean) base: having or showing an ignoble lack of honor or morality; "that liberal obedience without which your army would be a base rabble"- Edmund Burke; "taking a mean advantage"; "chok'd with ambition of the meaner sort"- Shakespeare; "something essentially vulgar and meanspirited in politics"
  7. (A-mean) In mathematics, Muirhead's inequality, named after Robert Franklin Muirhead, also known as the "bunching" method, generalizes the inequality of arithmetic and geometric means. Moufot's theorem is a logical consequence of this inequality.
  8. In statistics, mean has two related meanings: * the arithmetic mean (and is distinguished from the geometric mean or harmonic mean). * the expected value of a random variable, which is also called the population mean.
  9. (Mean (magazine)) MEAN (Music, Entertainment, Art News) is an American bi-monthly magazine that covers a wide spectrum of pop culture, focusing on trailblazers in the fields of fashion, art, and cinema. ...
  10. (Mean (Montrose album)) Mean is the fifth album by the band Montrose. It has much more of a glam metal sound than previous Montrose albums.
  11. (mean) An intermediate step or intermediate steps; To intend. (transitive) To intend, to plan (to do); to have as one's intention. [from 8th c.] (intransitive) To have intentions of a given kind. [from 14th c. ...
  12. (Mean) average throughout life; HID's are rated in mean lumens.
  13. (Mean) A statistical measurement of the central tendency or average of a set of values.
  14. (Mean) The sum of the values for all observations of a variable divided by the number of observations.
  15. (mean) being near the average; occupying a middle position
  16. (Mean) The simple arithmetic average for a population; that is, the sum of all the values in a population divided by the size of the population. For this report, population means are estimated by computing the weighted sum of the sample values, then dividing by the sum of the sample weights. ...
  17. (Mean) The arithmetic average, or the sum of all the values divided by the number of values.
  18. (Mean) A mathematical average of a set of numbers or measurements, with the mean equaling the sum of the numbers divided by the number of units. The mean radius of the Moon, for example, is the average radius figured from multiple measurements.
  19. (Mean) One of several ways of representing a group with a single, typical score. It is figured by adding up all the individual scores in a group and dividing them by the number of people in the group. Can be affected by extremely low or high scores.
  20. (mean) In a data set, the sum of all the data points, divided by the number of data points; average.
  21. (mean) same as average, the most common measure of central tendency
  22. (Mean) A measure of central tendency, giving an average of a set of scores (i.e. the sum of all the scores divided by the number of scores in the set).
  23. (Mean) A descriptive statistic that is a measure of central tendency, computed by summing all scores and dividing by the number of subjects.
  24. The mean represents the annualized average monthly return from which the standard deviation is calculated. The mean will not be exactly the same as the annualized trailing, three-year return figure for the same year. ...
  25. (Mean) the arithmetic average of a set of data