mean

(redirected from meanness)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

mean

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

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]

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.

mean

Statistics The sum of values divided by number of values. See Arithmetric mean, Geometric mean, Weighted mean.

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]

mean

see ARITHMETIC MEAN.

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]

Patient discussion about mean

Q. I mean what this fitness is all about….. I know nutritious diet is important for good health but why is the need for fitness …..I mean what this fitness is all about…..

A. Fitness can help you live longer and has been proven to help the body, muscles, bones not age as much as if you were inactive...

Q. why do you call Bipolar ... Bipolar? i mean what does it mean?

A. Bipolar disorder is called this way because it is charecterized by two types of obvious mood disorders- depression on the one side, and mania, or hypomania (a manic state, or 'high'), on the other side.

Q. Does ascites mean it's the end? My mother, age 65 was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in a routine US examination. It was also diagnosed she already has mild ascites. Does that mean her cancer is metastatic?

A. Ascites can render the staging of the cancer as metastatic, but it depends on the specific characters of the ascites, so further testing is needed here.

More discussions about mean
References in periodicals archive ?
As parents, we can help our children cope with the meanness that they will inevitably encounter.
Here we prove the meanness of the splitting graph of the path [P.sub.n] for n [greater than or equal to] 2 and the cycle [C.sub.2n] for n [greater than or equal to] 2.
In a paper "When Executives Rake in Millions: Meanness in Organizations" written in collaboration with Rice University and University of Utah, author Sreedhari Desai says "Increasing executive compensation results in executives behaving meanly toward those lower down the hierarchy".
The book has a heartbreaking undertone that suggests this lack of power is just a part of life and that meanness is an outlet for aggression, as well as a way for girls to perform their femininity.
Every school has mean kids, but let these boys' meanness be their problem-- not yours.
Among the important real-world lessons that Seven Things They Don't Teach You In Seminary expounds are "Churches Are Really Institutions, Not Centers of Spirituality", "Every Successful Minister Is Drowning in a Sea of Minutiae", "There Is a Meanness in Some Church Members that Is Simply Incredible", and "The Calling to Be a Minister Transcends All the Problems that Being a Minister Entails".
I'm surrounded by an enormous amount of letters and e-mails and phone calls [from] people publicly supporting me who are Christians, who are saying to me, "Look, we're getting to witness firsthand the meanness of what's gone on in the name of Jesus Christ for a long time now.
Jo's moodiness is obvious but hasn't yet reached the riptides of anger and meanness that develop as her personality evolves across the years.
Permission Slips is not sanitized for one's emotional protection, like most novels about a ninth- grader lost in the chaos of high school are, and not intended expressly for young adults--which may be a moot point since far too many young people live in the world of meanness, uncontrolled sexuality, mindless conformity, and brutal demands to be cruel enough and dumb enough to fit in with the group.
We also learned how to recognize all types of bullying and meanness and how best to handle each situation so we, the counselors, could create a tribe that would have zero tolerance for these types of acts."
Since then I have attempted to choose daily change as a way of life, deconstructing the cage that, unchecked, reasserts itself through the quick lies and self-deception, meanness of spirit and the jealousies that so quickly take control.
We are fed up of being used as ``milch-cows'' by the Government, which shows meanness on the one hand, and profligacy (the Millennium Dome, anyone?) on the other.