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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 can argue from the first to some statement about "what is (was) meant" by the rings on the bell and from the second to some statement about "what is (was) meant" by the quoted remark.
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Sula's "I never meant anything" may refer to her gesture of ambivalence, of looking at Hannah's fiery dance, feeling neither remorse nor delight.
Camp personnel may want to reflect upon what is meant by nurturing the human spirit and spirituality in camp.
3 : to have in mind as a purpose : intend <I mean to win.> <He meant to be funny.>
September 11, 2001, with all that it meant and means for our awareness of the precious fragility of human life and our awareness of evil, may change the landscape here, too, but it is too soon to know exactly how.

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