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  1. mean

    • IPA[mēn]

    美式

    • n.
      the value obtained by dividing the sum of several quantities by their number; an average;a condition, quality, or course of action equally removed from two opposite (usually unsatisfactory) extremes
    • adj.
      (of a quantity) calculated as a mean; average;equally far from two extremes
    • noun: mean, plural noun: means

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. the value obtained by dividing the sum of several quantities by their number; an average acid output was calculated by taking the mean of all three samples
    • 2. a condition, quality, or course of action equally removed from two opposite (usually unsatisfactory) extremes the mean between two extremes

    形容詞

    • 1. (of a quantity) calculated as a mean; average by 1989, the mean age at marriage stood at 24.8 for women and 26.9 for men
    • 2. equally far from two extremes hope is the mean virtue between despair and presumption