mean place

mean place

See mean equator and equinox.

mean place

[′mēn ′plās]
(astronomy)
The position of a star on the celestial sphere as it would be observed from the center of the sun, referred to the mean celestial equator and celestial equinox for the beginning of the year of observation.
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That's the horror of the Bronx, a mean place of little hope buried in abject poverty where gangs hustle to survive, taking what they are never given.
We may have learned early that the world is a mean place, and if you aren't tough, you'll be mowed down.
It's spirit is in the right, mean place, but the movie's exaggerated teen archetypes are as transparent as the sweeter films' straight-A quarterbacks and Cinderella shy girls.
It's a mean place for Shakes and his friends Michael (Brad Renfro), Tommy (Jonathan Tucker) and John (Geoff Wigdor).
By property, I mean places to live in, places to escape to, to relax in, feel comfortable and unthreatened in.
Good GCSE results can mean places on A-level courses.
While actually you mean places which have been ruined out of recognition.
But, controversially, it will mean places being offered at the expense of youngsters from richer areas who secured better A-level grades.
Kenny Miller's move to Derby County on Friday will remove one frontline option and that could mean places for some of the young stars bubbling under at Celtic Park.
The new towers hugging the boundaries of every tight site available are going to make our cities very mean places.
Injuries to George Boateng and Fabio Rochemback mean places are currently up for grabs in the Boro engine room and Riggott will be delighted to see Cattermole handed another chance.
That could mean places for the likes Zak Whitbread in defence and Steven Warnock in midfield with a few other rising talents on the bench.

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