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mean as in: the mean score
We have a mean annual rainfall of 23 inches.
an average of n numbers computed by dividing the sum of the numbers by n; for example, 3 for the numbers 1,2, and 6
Mean income is distorted by a small number of people with very high income. I suggest looking at median income instead.
The planet Mars, I scarcely need remind the reader, revolves about the sun at a mean distance of 140,000,000 miles, and the light and heat it receives from the sun is barely half of that received by this world.
H.G. Wells -- The War of the Worlds
That is the mean; that is the average.
Virginia Woolf -- The Waves
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The log indicated a mean speed of between eight and nine miles.
Jules Verne -- Around the World in 80 Days
The mean breadth of this territory does not exceed one hundred miles; but it is about nine hundred miles in length.
Alexis de Toqueville -- Democracy In America, Volume 1
The mean distance from the Atlantic to the Mississippi does not probably exceed seven hundred and fifty miles.
Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay -- The Federalist Papers
Computing the distance between the thirty-first and forty-fifth degrees, it amounts to nine hundred and seventy-three common miles; computing it from thirty-one to forty-two degrees, to seven hundred and sixty-four miles and a half. Taking the mean for the distance, the amount will be eight hundred and sixty-eight miles and three-fourths.
Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay -- The Federalist Papers
It has been calculated that the whites advance every year a mean distance of seventeen miles along the whole of his vast boundary.
Alexis de Toqueville -- Democracy In America, Volume 1
This would be a population proportionate to that of Europe, taken at a mean rate of 410 inhabitants to the square league.
Alexis de Toqueville -- Democracy In America, Volume 1
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One hundred millions of men disseminated over the surface of the twenty-four States, and the three dependencies, which constitute the Union, would only give 762 inhabitants to the square league; this would be far below the mean population of France, which is 1,063 to the square league; or of England, which is 1,457;
Alexis de Toqueville -- Democracy In America, Volume 1