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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

## 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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Everybody, it seems, decided that leaner was better than meaner.
He was a drunk and by most accounts meaner than the devil himself.
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But this is, after all, the same party which started the Reagan years promising to create a leaner and meaner federal workforce, and instead left behind one that was fatter and a good deal more mediocre.
Of his few surviving poems, "You Meaner Beauties of the Night," written to Elizabeth of Bohemia, is the most famous.
The traditional merchants were not interested in establishing colonies and abandoned the Americas to a new group of merchants with meaner backgrounds.
"We had lots of fun on the boat, dancing under a canopy on deck," related a cheerful Bril Barrett, who described himself as a "hoofer." Brill's mother first sent him to tap classes to keep him "out of trouble" on Chicago's meaner streets.
Why, even as a party boss, I'd bet He sweetly stroked the fattest cats, and yet In this campaign, this sordid travelogue, He now acts meaner than a junkyard dog.
That's why I've called this year's conference: Intergroup 2000: Leaner and Meaner Towards the Next Millennium.
Our 20-city survey reveals that the budget ax is felling tree programs nationwide, and our streets are sure to get meaner as a result.

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