- mean
- The expected value of a random variable. Arithmetic average of a sample.
__Bloomberg Financial Dictionary__* * *

**▪**__I.__**mean**mean^{1}[miːn] adjective [only before a noun]STATISTICS average:**• Analysts'****mean estimate**is for earnings of 33 cents a share.[m0]**▪**__II.__**mean**mean^{2}noun**the mean**STATISTICS the average:**• The GDP of this state was 32% below the mean for the country as a whole.****ˌarithmetic ˈmean**[uncountable] STATISTICSa simple average obtained by adding together a set of figures and dividing the result by the number of figures in the set:**• The initial price represents the arithmetic mean of the share price on the 1st, 5th, and 6th November.*** * *

Calculated by taking the sum of a set of values and then dividing that figure by the total number of values. Also known as the*average*.* * *

**Ⅰ.****mean**__UK____US__/miːn/__noun__[__S__]**►**(**also****arithmetic mean**)__MEASURES__the result you get by adding two or more amounts together and dividing the total by the number of amounts: »The mean of 5, 4, 10, and 15 is 8.5.

**►**a quality or way of doing something that is in the middle of two completely different qualities or ways of doing something:**a mean between sth and sth**»This description doesn't give enough information, and this one is too long – we need to

the two.*find a mean between***Ⅱ.****mean**__UK____US__/miːn/__verb__[__T__] (**present participle****meant**,**past tense and past participle****meant**)**►**to express or represent something such as an idea, thought, or fact: »What does this word mean?

**mean sth by sth**»What do you mean by 'rightsizing the department'?

**►**to have a particular result: »Lower costs mean lower prices.

**mean (that)**»Advances in electronics mean that the technology is already available.

**mean doing sth**»If we increased our workforce, that would mean finding larger premises.

**Ⅲ.****mean**__UK____US__/miːn/__adjective__**►**__MEASURES__a mean number is the result you get by adding two or more amounts together and dividing the total by the number of amounts: »»The

of the crates is 76.4 kilos.*mean weight*The table above shows the

per dozen of large grade A eggs.*mean price***►**unkind:**be mean to sb**»If she's ever mean to staff, she always apologizes afterwards.

**►**not generous:**be mean with sth**»My boss is well known for being mean with money.

*Financial and business terms.
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