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Meaning of mean

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      adj 1: approximating the statistical norm or average or expected
             value; "the average income in New England is below that
             of the nation"; "of average height for his age"; "the
             mean annual rainfall" [syn: {average}, {mean(a)}]
      2: characterized by malice; "a hateful thing to do"; "in a mean
         mood" [syn: {hateful}, {mean}]
      3: having or showing an ignoble lack of honor or morality; "that
         liberal obedience without which your army would be a base
         rabble"- Edmund Burke; "taking a mean advantage"; "chok'd
         with ambition of the meaner sort"- Shakespeare; "something
         essentially vulgar and meanspirited in politics" [syn:
         {base}, {mean}, {meanspirited}]
      4: excellent; "famous for a mean backhand"
      5: marked by poverty befitting a beggar; "a beggarly existence
         in the slums"; "a mean hut" [syn: {beggarly}, {mean}]
      6: (used of persons or behavior) characterized by or indicative
         of lack of generosity; "a mean person"; "he left a miserly
         tip" [syn: {mean}, {mingy}, {miserly}, {tight}]
      7: (used of sums of money) so small in amount as to deserve
         contempt [syn: {beggarly}, {mean}]
      8: of no value or worth; "I was caught in the bastardly traffic"
         [syn: {bastardly}, {mean}]
      n 1: an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of
           the numbers and dividing by some function of n [syn:
           {mean}, {mean value}]
      v 1: mean or intend to express or convey; "You never understand
           what I mean!"; "what do his words intend?" [syn: {mean},
      2: have as a logical consequence; "The water shortage means that
         we have to stop taking long showers" [syn: {entail}, {imply},
      3: denote or connote; "`maison' means `house' in French"; "An
         example sentence would show what this word means" [syn:
         {mean}, {intend}, {signify}, {stand for}]
      4: have in mind as a purpose; "I mean no harm"; "I only meant to
         help you"; "She didn't think to harm me"; "We thought to
         return early that night" [syn: {intend}, {mean}, {think}]
      5: have a specified degree of importance; "My ex-husband means
         nothing to me"; "Happiness means everything"
      6: intend to refer to; "I'm thinking of good food when I talk
         about France"; "Yes, I meant you when I complained about
         people who gossip!" [syn: {think of}, {have in mind}, {mean}]
      7: destine or designate for a certain purpose; "These flowers
         were meant for you"

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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