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mean         

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      vb   , means, meaning, meant   mainly tr  
1    may take a clause as object or an infinitive   to intend to convey or express  
2    may take a clause as object or an infinitive   intend  
she didn't mean to hurt it     
3    may take a clause as object   to say or do in all seriousness  
the boss means what he says about strikes     
4    often passive; often foll by: for   to destine or design (for a certain person or purpose)  
she was meant for greater things     
5    may take a clause as object   to denote or connote; signify; represent  
examples help show exactly what a word means     
6    may take a clause as object   to produce; cause  
the weather will mean long traffic delays     
7    may take a clause as object   to foretell; portend  
those dark clouds mean rain     
8    to have the importance of  
money means nothing to him     
9    intr   to have the intention of behaving or acting (esp. in the phrases mean well or mean ill)  
10    mean business   to be in earnest  
     (Old English mænan; compare Old Saxon menian to intend, Dutch meenen)  
In standard English, mean should not be followed by for when expressing intention: I didn't mean this to happen (not I didn't mean for this to happen)  
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mean          [2]  
      adj  
1      (Chiefly Brit)   miserly, ungenerous, or petty  
2    humble, obscure, or lowly  
he rose from mean origins to high office     
3    despicable, ignoble, or callous  
a mean action     
4    poor or shabby  
mean clothing, a mean abode     
5    Informal     (chiefly U.S. and Canadian)   bad-tempered; vicious  
6    Informal   ashamed  
he felt mean about not letting the children go to the zoo     
7    Informal     (chiefly U.S.)   unwell; in low spirits  
8    Slang   excellent; skilful  
he plays a mean trombone     
9    no mean  
a    of high quality  
no mean performer     
b    difficult  
no mean feat     
     (C12: from Old English gemæne common; related to Old High German gimeini, Latin communis common, at first with no pejorative sense)  
  meanly      adv  
  meanness      n  

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mean          [3]  
      n  
1    the middle point, state, or course between limits or extremes  
2    moderation  
3      (Maths)  
a    the second and third terms of a proportion, as b and c in a/b = c/d  
b       another name for       average       2  
  
See also  
    geometric mean  
4      (Statistics)   a statistic obtained by multiplying each possible value of a variable by its probability and then taking the sum or integral over the range of the variable  
      adj  
5    intermediate or medium in size, quantity, etc.  
6    occurring halfway between extremes or limits; average,   (See also)        means  
     (C14: via Anglo-Norman from Old French moien, from Late Latin medianus median)  

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arithmetic mean  
      n   the average value of a set of integers, terms, or quantities, expressed as their sum divided by their number  
the arithmetic mean of 3, 4, and 8 is 5        (Often shortened to)    mean            (Also called)    average      Compare       geometric mean  


geometric mean  
      n   the average value of a set of n integers, terms, or quantities, expressed as the nth root of their product  
   Compare        arithmetic mean         
golden mean  
      n  
1    the middle course between extremes  
2       another term for       golden section  
Greenwich Mean Time   , Greenwich Time  
      n   mean solar time on the 0° meridian passing through Greenwich, England, measured from midnight: formerly a standard time in Britain and a basis for calculating times throughout most of the world, it has been replaced by an atomic timescale  
   See       universal time     (Abbrev.)    GMT  
The name Greenwich mean time is ambiguous, having been measured from mean midday in astronomy up to 1925, and is not used for scientific purposes. It is generally and incorrectly used in the sense of coordinated universal time, an atomic timescale available since 1972 from broadcast signals, in addition to the earliest sense of universal time, adopted internationally in 1928 as the name for GMT measured from midnight  
harmonic mean  
      n   the reciprocal of the arithmetic mean of the reciprocals of a set of specified numbers: the harmonic mean of 2, 3, and 4 is 3(½ + 1/3 + ¼)--1 = 36/13  
mean          [1]  
      vb   , means, meaning, meant   mainly tr  
1    may take a clause as object or an infinitive   to intend to convey or express  
2    may take a clause as object or an infinitive   intend  
she didn't mean to hurt it     
3    may take a clause as object   to say or do in all seriousness  
the boss means what he says about strikes     
4    often passive; often foll by: for   to destine or design (for a certain person or purpose)  
she was meant for greater things     
5    may take a clause as object   to denote or connote; signify; represent  
examples help show exactly what a word means     
6    may take a clause as object   to produce; cause  
the weather will mean long traffic delays     
7    may take a clause as object   to foretell; portend  
those dark clouds mean rain     
8    to have the importance of  
money means nothing to him     
9    intr   to have the intention of behaving or acting (esp. in the phrases mean well or mean ill)  
10    mean business   to be in earnest  
     (Old English mænan; compare Old Saxon menian to intend, Dutch meenen)  
In standard English, mean should not be followed by for when expressing intention: I didn't mean this to happen (not I didn't mean for this to happen)  
mean          [2]  
      adj  
1      (Chiefly Brit)   miserly, ungenerous, or petty  
2    humble, obscure, or lowly  
he rose from mean origins to high office     
3    despicable, ignoble, or callous  
a mean action     
4    poor or shabby  
mean clothing, a mean abode     
5    Informal     (chiefly U.S. and Canadian)   bad-tempered; vicious  
6    Informal   ashamed  
he felt mean about not letting the children go to the zoo     
7    Informal     (chiefly U.S.)   unwell; in low spirits  
8    Slang   excellent; skilful  
he plays a mean trombone     
9    no mean  
a    of high quality  
no mean performer     
b    difficult  
no mean feat     
     (C12: from Old English gemæne common; related to Old High German gimeini, Latin communis common, at first with no pejorative sense)  
  meanly      adv  
  meanness      n  
mean          [3]  
      n  
1    the middle point, state, or course between limits or extremes  
2    moderation  
3      (Maths)  
a    the second and third terms of a proportion, as b and c in a/b = c/d  
b       another name for       average       2  
  
See also  
    geometric mean  
4      (Statistics)   a statistic obtained by multiplying each possible value of a variable by its probability and then taking the sum or integral over the range of the variable  
      adj  
5    intermediate or medium in size, quantity, etc.  
6    occurring halfway between extremes or limits; average,   (See also)        means  
     (C14: via Anglo-Norman from Old French moien, from Late Latin medianus median)  
mean deviation  
      n     (Statistics)  
1    the difference between an observed value of a variable and its mean  
2      (Also called)    mean deviation from the mean (or median), average deviation   a measure of dispersion derived by computing the mean of the absolute values of the differences between observed values of a variable and the variable's mean  
mean distance  
      n   the average of the greatest and least distances of a celestial body from its primary  
mean free path  
      n   the average distance travelled by a particle, atom, etc., between collisions  
mean lethal dose  
      n      another term for       median lethal dose  
mean life  
      n     (Physics)   the average time of existence of an unstable or reactive entity, such as a nucleus, elementary particle, charge carrier, etc.; lifetime. It is equal to the half-life divided by 0.693 15.,   (Symbol)    τ  
mean sea level  
      n   (in the United Kingdom) the sea level used by the Ordnance Survey as a datum level, determined at Newlyn in Cornwall  
   See       sea level  
mean solar day  
      n   the time between two successive passages of the mean sun across the meridian at noon. It equals the earth's rotation period, which is not precisely constant at 24 hours when checked against atomic time  
mean sun  
      n   an imaginary sun moving along the celestial equator at a constant speed and completing its annual course in the same time as the sun takes to move round the ecliptic at a varying speed. It is used in the measurement of mean solar time  
mean time   , mean solar time  
      n   the time, at a particular place, measured in terms of the passage of the mean sun; the timescale is not precisely constant  
   See       mean solar day  
mean-tone tuning  
      n      See       temperament       4  
root mean square  
      n   the square root of the average of the squares of a set of numbers or quantities  
the root mean square of 1, 2, and 4 is square root [(12 + 22 + 42)/3] = square root 7        (Abbrev)    rms  

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golden section   , mean         
      n   the proportion of the two divisions of a straight line or the two dimensions of a plane figure such that the smaller is to the larger as the larger is to the sum of the two. If the sides of a rectangle are in this proportion and a square is constructed internally on the shorter side, the rectangle that remains will also have sides in the same proportion  
   Compare       golden ratio  


arithmetic mean  
      n   the average value of a set of integers, terms, or quantities, expressed as their sum divided by their number  
the arithmetic mean of 3, 4, and 8 is 5        (Often shortened to)    mean            (Also called)    average      Compare       geometric mean  
geometric mean  
      n   the average value of a set of n integers, terms, or quantities, expressed as the nth root of their product  
   Compare       arithmetic mean  
golden mean  
      n  
1    the middle course between extremes  
2       another term for       golden section  
Greenwich Mean Time   , Greenwich Time  
      n   mean solar time on the 0° meridian passing through Greenwich, England, measured from midnight: formerly a standard time in Britain and a basis for calculating times throughout most of the world, it has been replaced by an atomic timescale  
   See       universal time     (Abbrev.)    GMT  
The name Greenwich mean time is ambiguous, having been measured from mean midday in astronomy up to 1925, and is not used for scientific purposes. It is generally and incorrectly used in the sense of coordinated universal time, an atomic timescale available since 1972 from broadcast signals, in addition to the earliest sense of universal time, adopted internationally in 1928 as the name for GMT measured from midnight  
harmonic mean  
      n   the reciprocal of the arithmetic mean of the reciprocals of a set of specified numbers: the harmonic mean of 2, 3, and 4 is 3(½ + 1/3 + ¼)--1 = 36/13  
mean          [1]  
      vb   , means, meaning, meant   mainly tr  
1    may take a clause as object or an infinitive   to intend to convey or express  
2    may take a clause as object or an infinitive   intend  
she didn't mean to hurt it     
3    may take a clause as object   to say or do in all seriousness  
the boss means what he says about strikes     
4    often passive; often foll by: for   to destine or design (for a certain person or purpose)  
she was meant for greater things     
5    may take a clause as object   to denote or connote; signify; represent  
examples help show exactly what a word means     
6    may take a clause as object   to produce; cause  
the weather will mean long traffic delays     
7    may take a clause as object   to foretell; portend  
those dark clouds mean rain     
8    to have the importance of  
money means nothing to him     
9    intr   to have the intention of behaving or acting (esp. in the phrases mean well or mean ill)  
10    mean business   to be in earnest  
     (Old English mænan; compare Old Saxon menian to intend, Dutch meenen)  
In standard English, mean should not be followed by for when expressing intention: I didn't mean this to happen (not I didn't mean for this to happen)  
mean          [2]  
      adj  
1      (Chiefly Brit)   miserly, ungenerous, or petty  
2    humble, obscure, or lowly  
he rose from mean origins to high office     
3    despicable, ignoble, or callous  
a mean action     
4    poor or shabby  
mean clothing, a mean abode     
5    Informal     (chiefly U.S. and Canadian)   bad-tempered; vicious  
6    Informal   ashamed  
he felt mean about not letting the children go to the zoo     
7    Informal     (chiefly U.S.)   unwell; in low spirits  
8    Slang   excellent; skilful  
he plays a mean trombone     
9    no mean  
a    of high quality  
no mean performer     
b    difficult  
no mean feat     
     (C12: from Old English gemæne common; related to Old High German gimeini, Latin communis common, at first with no pejorative sense)  
  meanly      adv  
  meanness      n  
mean          [3]  
      n  
1    the middle point, state, or course between limits or extremes  
2    moderation  
3      (Maths)  
a    the second and third terms of a proportion, as b and c in a/b = c/d  
b       another name for       average       2  
  
See also  
    geometric mean  
4      (Statistics)   a statistic obtained by multiplying each possible value of a variable by its probability and then taking the sum or integral over the range of the variable  
      adj  
5    intermediate or medium in size, quantity, etc.  
6    occurring halfway between extremes or limits; average,   (See also)        means  
     (C14: via Anglo-Norman from Old French moien, from Late Latin medianus median)  
mean deviation  
      n     (Statistics)  
1    the difference between an observed value of a variable and its mean  
2      (Also called)    mean deviation from the mean (or median), average deviation   a measure of dispersion derived by computing the mean of the absolute values of the differences between observed values of a variable and the variable's mean  
mean distance  
      n   the average of the greatest and least distances of a celestial body from its primary  
mean free path  
      n   the average distance travelled by a particle, atom, etc., between collisions  
mean lethal dose  
      n      another term for       median lethal dose  
mean life  
      n     (Physics)   the average time of existence of an unstable or reactive entity, such as a nucleus, elementary particle, charge carrier, etc.; lifetime. It is equal to the half-life divided by 0.693 15.,   (Symbol)    τ  
mean sea level  
      n   (in the United Kingdom) the sea level used by the Ordnance Survey as a datum level, determined at Newlyn in Cornwall  
   See       sea level  
mean solar day  
      n   the time between two successive passages of the mean sun across the meridian at noon. It equals the earth's rotation period, which is not precisely constant at 24 hours when checked against atomic time  
mean sun  
      n   an imaginary sun moving along the celestial equator at a constant speed and completing its annual course in the same time as the sun takes to move round the ecliptic at a varying speed. It is used in the measurement of mean solar time  
mean time   , mean solar time         
      n   the time, at a particular place, measured in terms of the passage of the mean sun; the timescale is not precisely constant  
   See       mean solar day  
mean-tone tuning  
      n      See       temperament       4  
root mean square  
      n   the square root of the average of the squares of a set of numbers or quantities  
the root mean square of 1, 2, and 4 is square root [(12 + 22 + 42)/3] = square root 7        (Abbrev)    rms  

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mean         

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1]  

      vb  
1    betoken, connote, convey, denote, drive at, express, hint at, imply, indicate, purport, represent, say, signify, spell, stand for, suggest, symbolize  
2    aim, aspire, contemplate, design, desire, have in mind, intend, plan, propose, purpose, set out, want, wish  
3    design, destine, fate, fit, make, match, predestine, preordain, suit  
4    bring about, cause, engender, entail, give rise to, involve, lead to, necessitate, produce, result in  
5    adumbrate, augur, betoken, foreshadow, foretell, herald, portend, presage, promise  

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mean          [2]  
      adj  
1    beggarly, close     (informal)   mercenary, mingy     (Brit. informal)   miserly, near     (informal)   niggardly, parsimonious, penny-pinching, penurious, selfish, skimpy, snoep     (S. African informal)   stingy, tight, tight-arsed     (taboo slang)   tight as a duck's arse     (taboo slang)   tight-assed     (U.S. taboo slang)   tight-fisted, ungenerous  
2    bad-tempered, cantankerous, churlish, disagreeable, hostile, ill-tempered, malicious, nasty, rude, sour, unfriendly, unpleasant  
3    abject, base, callous, contemptible, degenerate, degraded, despicable, disgraceful, dishonourable, hard-hearted, ignoble, low-minded, narrow-minded, petty, scurvy, shabby, shameful, sordid, vile, wretched  
4    beggarly, contemptible, down-at-heel, grungy     (slang, chiefly U.S.)   insignificant, low-rent     (informal, chiefly U.S.)   miserable, paltry, poor, run-down, scruffy, scuzzy     (slang, chiefly U.S.)   seedy, shabby, sordid, squalid, tawdry, wretched  
5    base, baseborn     (archaic)   common, humble, ignoble, inferior, low, lowborn, lowly, menial, modest, obscure, ordinary, plebeian, proletarian, servile, undistinguished, vulgar  
  
Antonyms     
  
1    altruistic, big, bountiful, generous, munificent, prodigal, unselfish  
2    agreeable  
3    compassionate, gentle, good, honourable, humane, kind, liberal, praiseworthy, sympathetic, warm-hearted  
4    attractive, choice, de luxe, excellent, first-rate, pleasing, superb, superior  
5    consequential, high, important, noble, princely, significant  

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mean          [3]  
1   
      n   average, balance, compromise, happy medium, median, middle, middle course or way, mid-point, norm  
2   
      adj   average, intermediate, medial, median, medium, middle, middling, normal, standard  

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adj.
in modern usage, especially among young people, also used disparagingly to mean 'rubbish' or 'ridiculous'
that is so gay: c'est nase
n.
word created with "crap" and "caption" to mean a bad quality caption
[Fam.];[Fig.]
exp.
Expression used to mean that you have provided fingerprints for all your fingers, thumbs included (i.e. 10 fingers), as opposed to having provided only two fingerprints.
[US];[Adm.] US gov. upon Visa requirement: "Have you been ten-printed?"
n.
artificial long word coined to mean a lung disease known as silicosis, a type of pneumoconiosis caused by inhalation of ultra-microscopic particles of crystalline silica volcanic dust. It has the particularity of being the longest word in the English language published in a dictionary
Longer tech. terms exist (up to 189,819 letters!).The word, presumably coined in 1935 by E.M. Smith (pres. of the National Puzzlers'League) in imitation of very long medical terms, contains 45 letters
adj.
fit and proper means morally suitable
adj.
to be gutsy means to have guts
to be gutsy: avoir du cran
adj.
freaky means odd, strange, unusual
n.
Affectionate term used to address or refer to one's girlfriend, boyfriend, spouse, etc. The acronym means Before Anything Else.
[Fam.] Exemple: I love you, bae.
v.
A culture of internet only jobs has coined the phrase Wirk. Wirk simply means Internet Work. Internet work is defined by job opportunities that did not exist before the rise of the internet and furthermore the work is likely to be carried out over the internet and payment received for work undertaken via the internet. Wirk describes both full time and part time internet work. Because of the nature of Wirk and the ability for anyone that has internet connection to earn money from Wirk, it is currently more likely to be a part time occupation than full time. Paid Online Questionnaires, Content Writing, Search Marketing are all examples of Wirk.
This is a term rising in popularity
n.
sigle of "Air Launched Cruise Missile" that can find his target electronically by his own means at a long distance according to a memorized map of the landscape he has to pass over
can also be launched from the soil or the sea. they can be reprogrammed or destroyed during the fly by the "sender"
exp.
"to be up for it" means to be willing to participate
she's really up for it: elle est partante
adj.
when a shop is boarded up, it means it is no longer in business and that wooden planks have been nailed over its windows.
one in seven shops in the UK are boarded up
n.
1. the state of being joined together 2. in logic, the connection of isolated facts by means of a general description or hypothesis which applies to them all
exp.
means "that's just the way it is"
c'est comme ça, point barre
n.
Peeling the onion means going back in stages find out how a problem actually started.
n.
Cyber interception means the acquisition of the any digital contents through the use of any electronic, mechanical, or other digital devices.
[Tech.];[Leg.] Cyber interception means the acquisition of the any digital contents
n.
means a liquid is not clear: this tea's got bits in it, I don't like yogurt with bits in it
assez proche de l'idée de 'il y a à boire et à manger'
n.
means a different approach or a welcome change to something. Ex.: anna has lots of wonderful ideas and motivation - she is a breath of fresh air.
[Fig.]
exp.
to take OR turn OR bring something down a notch means to decrease its intensity
exp.
to rattle someone's cage means to do something that is likely to annoy them or unsettle them
exp.
The actual say is: "You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar" This means that it is easier to persuade people if you use polite arguments and flattery than if you are confrontational.
n.
this expression means 'he is very good at criticizing others but he can't accept criticism from others'
q.
This expression means it is better to let one's emotions out, rather than bottled up inside. It is also often said when someone has gas.
this is just something my grandmother would say in cajun french
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