|the past tense and past participle of mean|
Something having a position, quality, or condition midway between extremes; a medium.
The average value of a set of numbers.
Occupying a middle or intermediate position between two extremes.
Intermediate in size, extent, quality, time, or degree; medium.
|mean (mēn) Pronunciation Key
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.)