mean
  • verb to result in something
  • The value obtained by first adding together a set of quantities, and then dividing by the number of quantities in the set. Also called average, average value (1), or arithmetic mean.
  • For a product of n factors, the nth root. For instance, the geometric mean of 6 and 216 (a total of two factors) is 36, as the square root of 1,296 is 36. Also called geometric mean.

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