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An example use of mean in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

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meanings of mean


  1. Without dignity of mind; destitute of honour; low-minded; spiritless; base. a mean motive.
  2. Of little value or worth; worthy of little or no regard; contemptible; despicable.
  3. Having the mean (see noun below) as its value.
  4. Low in quality or degree; inferior; poor; shabby.
  5. Accomplished with great skill; deft; hard to compete with.
  6. Of a common or low origin, grade, or quality; common; humble.
  7. Intending to cause harm, successfully or otherwise; bearing ill will towards another.
  8. Common; general.
  9. Selfish; acting without consideration of others; unkind.
  10. Powerful; fierce; strong.
  11. Ungenerous; stingy; tight-fisted.
  12. Difficult, tricky.
  13. Middling; intermediate; moderately good, tolerable.
  14. Disobliging; pettily offensive or unaccommodating.


  1. To intend.
  2. To have conviction in (something said or expressed); to be sincere in (what one says).
  3. To intend an ensuing comment or statement as an explanation.[].
  4. To have as intentions of a given kind.
  5. To intend (something) for a given purpose or fate; to predestine.
  6. To be of some level of importance.
  7. To lament.
  8. To convey (a meaning).
  9. Of a word, symbol etc: to have reference to, to signify.
  10. To convey (a given sense); to signify, or indicate (an object or idea).
  11. Of a person (or animal etc): to intend to express, to imply, to hint at, to allude.
  12. To cause or produce (a given result); to bring about (a given result).
  13. To intend, to plan (to do); to have as one's intention.


  1. The middle part of three-part polyphonic music; now specifically, the alto part in polyphonic music; an alto instrument.
  2. Either of the two numbers in the middle of a conventionally presented proportion, as 2 and 3 in 1:2=3:6.
  3. A method or course of action used to achieve some result.
  4. The average of a set of values, calculated by summing them together and dividing by the number of terms; the arithmetic mean.
  5. Something which is intermediate or in the middle; an intermediate value or range of values; a medium.
  6. Any function of multiple variables that satisfies certain properties and yields a number representative of its arguments; or, the number so yielded; a measure of central tendency.
  7. An intermediate step or intermediate steps.


  1. Initialism of MongoDB, Express.js, AngularJS, Node.js: a software stack for developing web sites with both client-side and server-side use of JavaScript.

mean frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word mean occurs in english on average 441 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics mean can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that mean can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) education, science, and technology;

3) people, society, and culture;

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