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.
But the boom of city centre apartment blocks is depriving the city of green space and turning it into a 'mean place' says Tim Graham of the Royal Society of Architects in Wales.
We may have learned early that the world is a mean place, and if you aren't tough, you'll be mowed down.
It can be a very mean place. Relatives are manipulative, coworkers are vicious, and friends are always ready to teach each other a lesson.
The Beltway encloses a particularly mean place right now, and it isn't just those freshmen.
This will mean places like Newcastle, Hull and parts of London could see maximum temperatures jump by as much as 10 degrees between Friday and Saturday."
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.
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.
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.
But Ms Taj added, 'There have been cases where girls (fromWales) have been taken back home - and by that I mean places like the Middle East - and haven't come back.'

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