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      n   the average distance travelled by a particle, atom, etc., between collisions  
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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)  

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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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buy one, get one free
It's a common form of sales promotion. This marketing technique is universally known in the marketing industry by the acronym BOGOF.
free time spent taking care also of work-related tasks
formed based on "work" and "leisure"
meet; cross each other's lives; be brought together
E.g.:They crossed paths fifteen years ago and they are best friends since then.
expression meaning that several or all members of a family have something in common (a skill, a feature, a path or a behavior)
E.g.: He became an actor too. It runs in the family.
in modern usage, especially among young people, also used disparagingly to mean 'rubbish' or 'ridiculous'
that is so gay: c'est nase
word created with "crap" and "caption" to mean a bad quality caption
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?"
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
Free On Board: A legal term meaning that when the seller loads merchandise for transportation, he bears full responsibility for it but if the merchandise is later lost or harmed, the buyer suffers the loss.
1. using copyright law to make a piece of work freely available and allowing its free distribution and modification (as long as its derivate versions follow the same copyright rules)
refers to a product or service whose design, blueprint or code is free to use and modify
Examples of open source projects: Linux, Mozzila Firefox (softwares); DIY open drones (drone design), arduino (electronics)
legal exclusive right of a person in pure virtual property which he can dispose of with its free will.
fit and proper means morally suitable
to be gutsy means to have guts
to be gutsy: avoir du cran
freaky means odd, strange, unusual
innovation paradigm that assumes firms should use external ideas and/or external paths to market in their innovation process
[Tech.];[Bus.] word coined by Henry Chesbrough, who opposes this paradigm to the closed innovation one, where all the innovation process happens within the borders of the firm.
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