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mean

 [mēn]
an average; a number that in some sense represents the central value of a set of numbers.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
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mean

Statistics
noun 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

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(iii) Comparing the receiver types, the MMSE receiver causes higher mean deviations [bar.d] than the ICD/ZF receiver.
It is apparent from Figure 6 that the Gini coefficient, and to a lesser extent the relative mean deviation and Atkinson index, portray two pronounced differences over the last ninety years when compared with the two top income shares.
In collective 1 the mean deviation from the optimal instant for an X-ray for all three children of 0.22 ([+ or -] 0.26) s in test 4 and 0.22 ([+ or -] 0.16) s in test 5 showed no significant change.
Length of the lower limb: The values calculated for mean deviation, standard deviation and coefficient of variation are equal to 8.14%, which indicates that the sample is homogeneous, this characteristic having values close to the mean.
We assume the declared quality code 3 of the map documents is conformable if the mean deviation in position [u.sub.p] [less than or equal to] [u.sub.xy ]= 0,14 m (see Table 1) in more than 68.3% of cases while not exceeding the criterion of 2[u.sub.xy] = 0,28 m in more than 4.5% of cases.
Error Rank Mean Deviation Mean adequate funds/resources 4 4.06 .881 .075 project having clear scope * 3 4.07 .769 .066 clear goals/objectives * 1 4.39 .751 .064 realistic schedule * 2 4.33 .676 .058 uniqueness of project activities 5 3.93 .871 .074 density of project network 6 3.86 .979 .084 size and value of project 3 4.07 .929 .079 1.
To show the value of each of the clusters for understudy traits, percentage of the mean deviation of each cluster was calculated from the total average (Table 3).
Through use of the manufacturers' ISI and MNPTs provided by participants, the absolute mean deviation from mean certified INR with the 5 validation plasmas was 11.2% (mean INR 2.68; 95% CI 2.59-2.77).
In order to investigate and evaluate the accuracy of the fitting algorithm, the mean deviation was determined by comparing the true values obtained from the original object contour with the reconstructed values obtained from the fitted objects contour.

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