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ambiguous grammatical construction; e.g., `they are flying planes' can mean either that someone is flying planes or that something is flying planes amphibology , amphiboly
unit of length used for distances within the solar system; equal to the mean distance between the Earth and the Sun (approximately 93 million miles or 150 million kilometers) Astronomical Unit , AU
mathematical mean average
quality of being deliberately mean beastliness , meanness
strained or paradoxical use of words either in error (as `blatant' to mean `flagrant') or deliberately (as in a mixed metaphor: `blind mouths') catachresis
point representing the mean position of the matter in a body center of mass , centre of mass
advantage taken in mean way cheap shot
mean behavior cheeseparing , doggery
Greenwich Mean Time updated with leap seconds coordinated universal time , UTC
(statistics) the mean value of the product of the deviations of two variates from their respective means covariance
time for one complete rotation of the earth relative to a particular star, about 4 minutes shorter than a mean solar day day , sidereal day
statistical difference between one number in set and mean of the set deviation
act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean distortion , overrefinement , straining , torture , twisting
(astronomy) a measure of time defined by Earth's orbital motion; terrestrial time is mean solar time corrected for the irregularities of the Earth's motions ephemeris time , TDT , terrestrial dynamical time , terrestrial time , TT
theoretical distribution with finite mean and variance Gaussian distribution , normal distribution
mean sea level geoid
mean of n numbers expressed as the n-th root of their product geometric mean
borough of Greater London on the Thames; zero degrees of longitude runs through Greenwich; time is measured relative to Greenwich Mean Time Greenwich
mean of n numbers expressed as the reciprocal of the arithmetic mean of the reciprocals of the numbers harmonic mean
term formerly used to mean taking on the gender role of the opposite sex inversion , sexual inversion
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