# half-meant

## meant

[ment]
verb
simple past tense and past participle of mean1.

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 meant (mɛnt) —vb the past tense and past participle of mean

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meant
pp. of mean (v.).
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mean (mēn)
n.

1. Something having a position, quality, or condition midway between extremes; a medium.

2. A number that typifies a set of numbers, such as a geometric mean or an arithmetic mean.

3. The average value of a set of numbers.

1. Occupying a middle or intermediate position between two extremes.

2. Intermediate in size, extent, quality, time, or degree; medium.

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 mean   (mēn)  Pronunciation Key  A number or quantity having a value that is intermediate between other numbers or quantities, especially an arithmetic mean or average. See more at arithmetic mean. Either the second or third term of a proportion of four terms. In the proportion 2/3 = 4/6 , the means are 3 and 4. Compare extreme.
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### mean definition

An average in statistics. (See under “Physical Sciences and Mathematics.”)

### mean definition

In statistics, an average of a group of numbers or data points. With a group of numbers, the mean is obtained by adding them and dividing by the number of numbers in the group. Thus the mean of five, seven, and twelve is eight (twenty-four divided by three). (Compare median and mode.)

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