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means, 3rd person singular present; meant, past tense; meaning, present participle; meant, past participle;
  1. (of a quantity) Calculated as a mean; average
    • - by 1989, the mean age at marriage stood at 24.8 for women and 26.9 for men
  2. Equally far from two extremes
    • - hope is the mean virtue between despair and presumption
  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. The quotient of the sum of several quantities and their number; an average
    • - acid output was calculated by taking the mean of all three samples
  2. The term or one of the terms midway between the first and last terms of a progression

  3. A condition, quality, or course of action equally removed from two opposite (usually unsatisfactory) extremes
    • - the mean between two extremes

  1. 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. 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. entail: have as a logical consequence; "The water shortage means that we have to stop taking long showers"
  5. hateful: characterized by malice; "a hateful thing to do"; "in a mean mood"
  6. 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. 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.
  8. 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. ...
  9. Mean is the fifth album by the band Montrose. It has much more of a glam metal sound than previous Montrose albums.
  10. 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.
  11. (Meanness) Cruelty can be described as indifference to suffering, and even positive pleasure in inflicting it. If this is supported by a legal or social framework, then receives the name of perversion. Sadism can also be related to this form of action or concept.
  12. (Means (band)) Means was a Christian Post-hardcore/Melodic hardcore band from Regina, Saskatchewan. The band was formed in 2001 under the name of Means 2 An End as a 3-piece by main-songwriter/lyricist Matt Goud. They were originally from the small city of Dauphin, Manitoba. ...
  13. 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. ...
  14. (meaned) Having a specific type of mean (mathematical mean)
  15. (means) Resources; riches
  16. (Meanness) A trait of all Republicans, conservatives, libertarians, and other right-wingers who seek to dismantle our cherished welfare state programmes of dependency.
  17. (meanness) A student was asked at lunch what he felt returning home after six years in europe. He looked thoughtful, then sounded sure: "Meanness," he said. "Americans have turned into a mean people." And I perceive it's true. ...
  18. (Means) Another term for actions. In Ethics, “means” are often contrasted with “ends” so that some ethical theories focus on the intrinsic goodness of an action while others look at the consequences of actions.
  19. (MEANS) As pertains to this glossary, denotes an exhaustive definition or list.
  20. (Means) An object (such as money) or activity (such as medical treatment) sought or pursued, not for it's own sake, but for the sake of something else (as money is sought for the things it can buy, and medical treatment undergone for the sake of health).  Contrast: end.
  21. (Means) The amount of the planet’s resources we can safely afford to rely on to meet those needs. The requisite health of an ecosystem relative to that social objective.
  22. (Means) The material that is used to represent it.
  23. (Means) are the available resources and include people, expertise, time, material, and budget.
  24. (Means) b and c in the proportion
  25. (Means) the instrument or object whereby a self-destructive act is carried out (i.e., firearm, poison, medication)