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mean

Roget category 29

1. Words expressing abstract relations
1.3. Quantity
›› 1.3.2. Comparative quantity

#29. Mean

noun

mean, averagemedian, modebalance, medium, mediocrity, generalitygolden mean etc. (mid-course) 628middle etc. 68compromise etc. 774middle course, middle stateneutrality.
mediocrity, least common denominator.

verb

split the differencetake the average etc. n. — reduce to a mean etc. n. — strike a balance, pair off.

adjective

mean, intermediatemiddle etc. 68averageneutral.
mediocre, middle-classcommonplace etc. (unimportant) 643.

adverb

on an average, in the long runtaking one with another, taking all things together, taking it for all in allcommunibus annis [Lat.], in round numbers.

phrase

medium tenuere beati [Lat.].



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