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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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

## 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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