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Mean Mean, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Meant; p. pr. & vb. n. Meaning.] [OE. menen, AS. m[=ae]nan to recite, tell, intend, wish; akin to OS. m[=e]nian to have in mind, mean, D. meenen, G. meinen, OHG. meinan, Icel. meina, Sw. mena, Dan. mene, and to E. mind. ?. See Mind, and cf. Moan.] 1. To have in the mind, as a purpose, intention, etc.; to intend; to purpose; to design; as, what do you mean to do ? What mean ye by this service ? --Ex. xii. 26. Ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good. --Gen. 1. 20. I am not a Spaniard To say that it is yours and not to mean it. --Longfellow. 2. To signify; to indicate; to import; to denote. What mean these seven ewe lambs ? --Gen. xxi. 29. Go ye, and learn what that me?neth. --Matt. ix. 13., Mean Mean, v. i. To have a purpose or intention. [Rare, except in the phrase to mean well, or ill.] --Shak., Mean Mean, a. [OE. mene, OF. meiien, F. moyen, fr. L. medianus that is in the middle, fr. medius; akin to E. mid. See Mid.] 1. Occupying a middle position; middle; being about midway between extremes. Being of middle age and a mean stature. --Sir. P. Sidney. 2. Intermediate in excellence of any kind. According to the fittest style of lofty, mean, or lowly. --Milton. 3. (Math.) Average; having an intermediate value between two extremes, or between the several successive values of a variable quantity during one cycle of variation; as, mean distance; mean motion; mean solar day. Mean distance (of a planet from the sun) (Astron.), the average of the distances throughout one revolution of the planet, equivalent to the semi-major axis of the orbit. Mean error (Math. Phys.), the average error of a number of observations found by taking the mean value of the positive and negative errors without regard to sign. Mean-square error, or Error of the mean square (Math. Phys.), the error the square of which is the mean of the squares of all the errors; -- called also, especially by European writers, mean error. Mean line. (Crystallog.) Same as Bisectrix. Mean noon, noon as determined by mean time. Mean proportional (between two numbers) (Math.), the square root of their product. Mean sun, a fictitious sun supposed to move uniformly in the equator so as to be on the meridian each day at mean noon. Mean time, time as measured by an equable motion, as of a perfect clock, or as reckoned on the supposition that all the days of the year are of a mean or uniform length, in contradistinction from apparent time, or that actually indicated by the sun, and from sidereal time, or that measured by the stars., Mean Mean, n. 1. That which is mean, or intermediate, between two extremes of place, time, or number; the middle point or place; middle rate or degree; mediocrity; medium; absence of extremes or excess; moderation; measure. But to speak in a mean, the virtue of prosperity is temperance; the virtue of adversity is fortitude. --Bacon. There is a mean in all things. --Dryden. The extremes we have mentioned, between which the wellinstracted Christian holds the mean, are correlatives. --I. Taylor. 2. (Math.) A quantity having an intermediate value between several others, from which it is derived, and of which it expresses the resultant value; usually, unless otherwise specified, it is the simple average, formed by adding the quantities together and dividing by their number, which is called an arithmetical mean. A geometrical mean is the square root of the product of the quantities. 3. That through which, or by the help of which, an end is attained; something tending to an object desired; intermediate agency or measure; necessary condition or coagent; instrument. Their virtuous conversation was a mean to work the conversion of the heathen to Christ. --Hooker. You may be able, by this mean, to review your own scientific acquirements. --Coleridge. Philosophical doubt is not an end, but a mean. --Sir W. Hamilton. Note: In this sense the word is usually employed in the plural form means, and often with a singular attribute or predicate, as if a singular noun. By this means he had them more at vantage. --Bacon. What other means is left unto us. --Shak. 4. pl. Hence: Resources; property, revenue, or the like, considered as the condition of easy livelihood, or an instrumentality at command for effecting any purpose; disposable force or substance. Your means are very slender, and your waste is great. --Shak. 5. (Mus.) A part, whether alto or tenor, intermediate between the soprano and base; a middle part. [Obs.] The mean is drowned with your unruly base. --Shak. 6. Meantime; meanwhile. [Obs.] --Spenser. 7. A mediator; a go-between. [Obs.] --Piers Plowman. He wooeth her by means and by brokage. --Chaucer. By all means, certainly; without fail; as, go, by all means. By any means, in any way; possibly; at all. If by any means I might attain to the resurrection of the dead. --Phil. iii. ll. By no means, or By no manner of means, not at all; certainly not; not in any degree. The wine on this side of the lake is by no means so good as that on the other. --Addison.

- in mathematics , mean has several different definitions depending on the context. in probability and statistics , mean and expected value

- in mathematics and statistics , the arithmetic mean. (pron , ˌ , æ , r , ɪ , θ , ˈ , m , ɛ , t , ɪ , k , _ , ˈ , m , iː , n simply the mean

- the weighted mean is similar to an arithmetic mean (the most common type of average ), where instead of each of the data points

- in mathematics, the geometric mean is a type of mean or average , which indicates the central tendency or typical value of a set of

- 'mean' is a song recorded by american singer-songwriter taylor swift for her third studio album, speak now (2010). it was written by

- colloquial language average usually refers to the sum of a list of numbers divided by the size of the list, in other words the arithmetic mean .

- in probability theory , the expected value (or expectation, mathematical expectation, ev, mean, or first moment) refers, intuitively, to

- in philosophy , especially that of aristotle , the golden mean is the desirable middle between two extremes, one of excess and the other of

- in mathematics , the mean curvature h of a surface s is an extrinsic measure of curvature that comes from differential geometry and that

- a technical term in linguistics , incorrect popular etymologies , false etymology folk etymology is change in a word or phrase over time

- in mathematics and statistics , the arithmetic mean. (pron , ˌ , æ , r , ɪ , θ , ˈ , m , ɛ , t , ɪ , k , _ , ˈ , m , iː , n simply the mean

- the weighted mean is similar to an arithmetic mean (the most common type of average ), where instead of each of the data points

- in mathematics, the geometric mean is a type of mean or average , which indicates the central tendency or typical value of a set of

- 'mean' is a song recorded by american singer-songwriter taylor swift for her third studio album, speak now (2010). it was written by

- colloquial language average usually refers to the sum of a list of numbers divided by the size of the list, in other words the arithmetic mean .

- in probability theory , the expected value (or expectation, mathematical expectation, ev, mean, or first moment) refers, intuitively, to

- in philosophy , especially that of aristotle , the golden mean is the desirable middle between two extremes, one of excess and the other of

- in mathematics , the mean curvature h of a surface s is an extrinsic measure of curvature that comes from differential geometry and that

- a technical term in linguistics , incorrect popular etymologies , false etymology folk etymology is change in a word or phrase over time

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- nu virgos was the name used to promote the group via gra (ВИА Гра) outside of ukrainian , and 'gra' means 'game' (or 'play') in ukrainian .

- 'mardi gras fastnacht , or fasching , depending on the region fastnacht means 'eve of the fast', but all three terms cover the whole

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- gras-ellenbach the meadowland here through which flows the ulfenbach is supposedly the place’s namesake (gras means “grass” in german , and

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- are the responsibility of the gibraltar regulatory authority (gra), established by means of the gibraltar regulatory authority act in 2000.

- nu virgos was the name used to promote the group via gra (ВИА Гра) outside of ukrainian , and 'gra' means 'game' (or 'play') in ukrainian .

- 'mardi gras fastnacht , or fasching , depending on the region fastnacht means 'eve of the fast', but all three terms cover the whole

- foie gras which the romans named iecur ficatum iecur means liver and ficatum derives from ficus , meaning fig in latin the emperor

- mardi gras in mobile, is the annual carnival celebration in mobile, alabama . as a means of fundraising, many societies now offer limited

- the courir de mardi gras that it does not involve the chasing of chickens nor ritual begging nor the use of horses as a means of transportation.

- while mardi gras in the united states is not observed nationally across the country the name means the people's city or city of the people

- gras-ellenbach the meadowland here through which flows the ulfenbach is supposedly the place’s namesake (gras means “grass” in german , and

- tulle gras (french , 'oil y tulle ') or tulle gras dressing is a type of bandage but means that it needs to be used in combination with

- are the responsibility of the gibraltar regulatory authority (gra), established by means of the gibraltar regulatory authority act in 2000.