# Mean

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**mean**— I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) I adj. humble; ignoble; in significant; stingy, miserly; sor did, niggardly. See parsimony, servility, badness. II Midway Nouns mean, medium; average, normal, rule, balance; mediocrity, generality;… …52

**mean**— I verb 1) flashing lights mean the road is blocked Syn: signify, denote, indicate, show, express, spell out, stand for, represent, symbolize, imply, suggest, intimate 2) she didn t mean to break it Syn …53

**mean**— A statistical measurement of central tendency or average of a set of values, usually assumed to be the arithmetic m. unless otherwise specified. [M.E., mene fr. O.Fr., fr. L. medianus, in the middle] arithmetic m. the m. calculated by adding a… …54

**Mean**— 1. (of a person involved in a competitive activity, as sport, business, etc.) sufficiently accomplished and determined to make success very difficult for an opponent: mean bowler ; 2. powerful; effective; having a vicious energy: big mean motor ; …55

**mean**— 1. noun A measure of central tendency of a *population of data. The arithmetic mean is popularly referred to as the *average, and it is calculated by adding together the values of individual items in a set of numbers and dividing the total by the …56

**mean**— /mi:n/ adjective average ● The mean annual increase in sales is 3.20%. ♦ mean price the average price of a share in a day’s trading ■ noun the average or number calculated by adding several quantities together and dividing by the number of… …57

**mean**— , median Each of these terms has a very specific meaning. The American Heritage Dictionary defines mean as a number that typifies a set of numbers, such as a geometric mean or an arithmetic mean, or the average value of a set of numbers. Median …58

**mean**— arithmetic mean; n. the average of a group of observations calculated by adding their values and dividing by the number in the group. When one or more observations are substantially different from the rest, which can influence the arithmetic mean …59

**mean**— /mi:n/ adjective average ● The mean annual increase in sales is 3.20%. ■ noun the average or number calculated by adding several quantities together and dividing by the number of quantities added ● Unit sales are over the mean for the first… …60

**mean**— 1. verb /miːn/ a) To intend. Anone he meaned hym, and wolde have had hym home unto his ermytage. b) To intend, to plan (to do); to have as ones intention. Syn: convey, indicate …