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## mean

mean, in statistics, a type of average. 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.
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## 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.
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## mean

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

(Mongo, Express, Angular, Node) A software stack for Web applications. MongoDB, Express.js, Angular and Node.js comprise the system software for running JavaScript and TypeScript-based Web applications. See Angular, MongoDB and Node.js.
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