# Mean+average

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**mean value**— noun an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n • Syn: ↑mean • Derivationally related forms: ↑mean (for: ↑mean) • Topics: ↑statistics …102

**mean, median, and mode**— In mathematics, the three principal ways of designating the average value of a list of numbers. The arithmetic mean is found by adding the numbers and dividing the sum by the number of numbers in the list. This is what is most often meant by an… …103

**Mean**— The simple mathematical average of a set of two or more numbers. The mean for a given set of numbers can be computed in more than one way, including the arithmetic mean method, which uses the sum of the numbers in the series, and the geometric… …104

**mean distance**— noun the arithmetic mean of the maximum and minimum distances of a celestial body (satellite or secondary star) from its primary • Hypernyms: ↑distance * * * noun : the arithmetical mean of the maximum and minimum distances of a planet, satellite …105

**Mean difference**— The mean difference is a measure of statistical dispersion equal to the average absolute difference of two independent values drawn from a probability distribution. A related statistic is the relative mean difference, which is the mean difference …106

**average**— 1. noun the price is above the national average Syn: mean, median, mode; norm, standard, rule, par 2. adjective 1) the average temperature in May Syn: mean, median, modal 2) a woman of a …107

**average**— I. n. 1. Medium, mean proportion, medial sum or quantity. 2. Mediocrity, medium grade, mean standard. II. v. a. 1. Equate, reduce to an average, reduce to a mean. 2. (Com.) Proportion, distribute proportionally. III …108

**mean**— 1. noun A measure of central tendency of a *population of data. The arithmetic mean is popularly referred to as the *average, and it is calculated by adding together the values of individual items in a set of numbers and dividing the total by the …109

**mean high water**— the average elevation of all high waters recorded at a particular station, usually over 19 years. Shorter terms may be used but are readjusted to eliminate variability and give a result equivalent to the 19 year value. All high water heights are… …110

**mean**— I v 1. intend, have in mind, have in heart, have in view; contemplate, think of, talk of, dream of; purpose, plan, have plans or intentions, expect; aspire to, hope to, aim to, drive at, strive for, work for, labor for, pursue. 2. meant for made… …