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## mean

[mēn]an average; a number that in some sense represents the central value of a set of numbers.

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## mean

(mēn),A statistical measurement of central tendency or average of a set of values, usually assumed to be the arithmetic mean unless otherwise specified.

[M.E.,

*mene*fr. O.Fr., fr. L.*medianus*, in the middle]Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

## mean

Statisticsnoun The sum of the values of all observations or data points divided by the number of observations; an arithmetical average; the central tendency of a collection of numbers, which is a sum of the numbers divided by the amount of numbers the collection.

Types

• Population mean (µ).

• Sample mean (x-bar).

Vox populi-UK

adjective Stingy; miserly; unwilling to share.

Vox populi-US

adjective Unkind, spiteful.

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## mean

Statistics The sum of values divided by number of values. See Arithmetric mean, Geometric mean, Weighted mean.McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

## mean

(mēn)A statistical measurement of central tendency or average of a set of values, usually assumed to be the arithmetic mean unless otherwise specified.

[M.E.,

*mene*fr. O.Fr., fr. L.*medianus*, in the middle]Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

## mean

see ARITHMETIC MEAN.Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

## mean

(mēn)Statistical measurement of central tendency or average of a set of values, usually assumed to be arithmetic mean.

[M.E.,

*mene*fr. O.Fr., fr. L.*medianus*, in the middle]Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

## Patient discussion about mean

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