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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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According to that document, actualization begins with a correct interpretation of what the scripture text meant for its own time, which is followed by three steps: hearing the text from within one's own situation, identifying the aspects of the present situation highlighted by the text, and drawing from the text the meaning in a way that advances the will of God.
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Jews have often used Paul as their primary target in anti-Christian polemics, claiming that while Jesus was a good Jew who never meant to found a new religion, Paul manipulated Jesus's message for his own gain and glory.
Jesus' words provide challenging encouragement and help to clarify what is meant by identifying one's life with Christ at a time when outside--and sometimes threatening--influences may obscure right judgment.
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He found, for instance, that elucidating the figurative language of Jesus in order that the ordinary reader might better understand it had the effect of making it seem odd that persons in the scriptural story sometimes responded as if they could not understand what Jesus meant. Moreover, as Erasmus complains to the young Archduke Ferdinand, since "it is the paraphrast's business to set forth at greater length what has been expressed concisely, it was equally impossible for me to observe the limits of time" in the composition of the Paraphrase on John.(42) Laying out the abundance of meaning and the richness of Christ's discourse on that last night seemed inevitably to misrepresent the time frame of the narrative.

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