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Mean

Another word for average. Mean almost always refers to arithmetic mean. In certain contexts, however, it could refer to the geometric mean, harmonic mean, or root mean square.

 

 

See also

Median, mode

 


  this page updated 21-feb-16
Mathwords: Terms and Formulas from Algebra I to Calculus
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