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## mean,

in statistics, a type of averageaverage,
number used to represent or characterize a group of numbers. The most common type of average is the arithmetic mean. See median; mode.
. The arithmetic mean of a group of numbers is found by dividing their sum by the number of members in the group; e.g., the sum of the seven numbers 4, 5, 6, 9, 13, 14, and 19 is 70 so their mean is 70 divided by 7, or 10. Less often used is the geometric mean (for two quantities, the square root of their product; for n quantities, the nth root of their product).

## mean

see MEASURES OF CENTRAL TENDENCY.

## mean

[mēn]
(mathematics)
A single number that typifies a set of numbers, such as the arithmetic mean, the geometric mean, or the expected value. Also known as mean value.

## mean

Maths
a. the second and third terms of a proportion, as b and c in a/b = c/d

## MEAN

(MongoDB, Express, AngularJS, Node.js) A set of system software used for developing JavaScript-based Web applications. Node.js is server-side JavaScript, while Express provides an abbreviated framework for it. AngularJS is used for client-side JavaScript, and MongoDB is a highly scalable database that supports full clustering and automatic sharding. See MongoDB, Node.js, LAMP and database partitioning.
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I mean," he said hastily, "that you have the same opportunity to direct the lives of these young men into more regular, disciplined channels that I have to regulate and correct their foolish waste of industry and material here.
The word SCHLAG means Blow, Stroke, Dash, Hit, Shock, Clap, Slap, Time, Bar, Coin, Stamp, Kind, Sort, Manner, Way, Apoplexy, Wood-cutting, Enclosure, Field, Forest-clearing.
Is not that also social, and determined by the social conditions under which you educate, by the intervention, direct or indirect, of society, by means of schools, etc.
And have you no means of checking frauds of this kind by commanding your neighbouring subjects to feel one another?
said Villefort, "do you mean to say that Valentine is not interested in your will?
Will you have the goodness to explain what you mean by that 'yes?
I was in the mean time printing the material of Venetian Life and the Italian Journeys in a Boston newspaper after its rejection by the magazines; and my literary life, almost without my willing it, had taken the course of critical observance of books and men in their actuality.
Literature means real books with covers--dear possessions to be loved and taken care of, to be read and read again.
This means that he should take into account the limitations imposed on every author by the age in which he lived.
Then when the person who asks me is not in his right mind I am by no means to make the return?
MY name means the shape I am--and a good handsome shape it is, too.
The captain chid her for the conclusion of her speech, as an improper assurance in judging of her master's actions: for if his honour, or his understanding, would have suffered the captain to make an alliance with Mrs Wilkins, his pride would by no means have admitted it.

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