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  1. (plural) A method or course of action used to achieve some result. [from 14th c.]
  2. (singular) An intermediate step or intermediate steps.
  3. Something which is intermediate or in the middle; an intermediate value or range of values; a medium. [from 14th c.]
  4. (music) The middle part of three-part polyphonic music; now specifically, the alto part in polyphonic music; an alto instrument. [from 15th c.]
  5. (statistics) The average of a set of values, calculated by summing them together and dividing by the number of terms; the arithmetic mean. [from 15th c.]
  6. (mathematics) 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. (mathematics) Either of the two numbers in the middle of a conventionally presented proportion, as 2 and 3 in 1:2=3:6.
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  9. Examples:
    1. “Based on your moderate level of physical activity, you will need to find a mean between going too low, and too high, on carbohydrates.”
  1. The symbolic value of something.
  2. The significance of a thing.
  3. (semantics) The objects or concept that a word or phrase denotes, or that which a sentence says.
  4. (obsolete) Intention.
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  6. Examples:
    1. “You should probably look up the true meaning of this word before using it as liberally as you do.”
      “There was much meaning in his speech, as evidenced by the enthralled audience.”
      “Unsure of the meaning of this remark, he remained silent.”
  1. The state of lacking meaning; the quality of being meaningless.
  2. Anything that is meaningless.
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  4. Examples:
    1. “The only beneficiary of the adversarial relationship imposed on religion and science two hundred years ago has been meaninglessness.”
      “It had begun as an experiment to prove the meaninglessness of best-seller lists, or indeed any standard that equates quantity with quality.”
      “The lead character, Chip, struggles desperately to find a way to circumvent the terrible boredom and meaninglessness of existence.”
  1. (uncountable) The condition, or quality, of being mean (any of its definitions)
  2. (countable) A mean act.
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  4. Examples:
    1. “His meanness is evident in his objections to the liberal welcome which his father gives to his younger brother.”
      “I have such a thorough and hearty contempt for meanness of spirit, and for people of narrow ideas, that I can scarcely regard them with common patience.”
      “Nothing but meanness is stopping us from enjoying a life of luxury.”
  1. (philosophy) Quality of having a meaning; meaningfulness.
  2. Examples:
    1. “There was meaningness in her manner, in her caressing voice.”
  1. One who is mean or common; a commoner.
  1. The state or measure of being meaningful.
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  3. Examples:
    1. “I don't think that I am the only one who couldn't help but wonder about the meaningfulness of his job and his mission in life.”
      “He focuses on the meaningfulness and pleasure of the act of making by magnifying and expanding it.”
      “The meaningfulness of this distinction awaits validation by external correlates.”
  1. Resources; riches.
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  3. Examples:
    1. “I would say half of an hour, but without a means of measuring time with me, I couldn't be sure.”
      “She doesn't have the means to support herself.”
      “You have had the means to live comfortably for quite some time now.”
  1. The state or quality of being meant.
  1. One who means or intends something.
  1. (informal) A mean (unkind) person.
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  3. Examples:
    1. “It just so happened that I had the talent to win at another level instead of being the meanie on the tennis court.”
      “He was sort of this big, imposing, slightly pudgy guy who often played a meanie.”
      “I mean you doubted me, you got yourself caught by the biggest meanie in the world.”
  1. (informal) A mean person.
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  3. Examples:
    1. “For you see, if it was I may just have to run to Eros and inform him of what a big meany his girlfriend is.”
      “Even Nora was laughing too, and Justin, that meany, was quietly chuckling behind me.”
      “I so expressed myself to meany, and asked him to give me a decent breakfast.”
  1. plural of meany
  2. plural of meanie
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  4. Examples:
    1. “Now it's up to Julie to suit up and take on these meanies and figure out exactly what's going on.”
      “There's some meanies trying to get into the bridge while their buddies here distract you guys!”
      “Big and bad, like those nightmarish, saw-toothed meanies that lurk beneath the bed.”
  1. plural of meanling.
  1. plural of meanness
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  3. Examples:
    1. “What envyings, spites, meannesses and miserable pettinesses arise from this greed of money!”
      “So, throughout life, our worst weaknesses and meannesses are usually committed for the sake of the people whom we most despise.”
      “I am no longer a young man who can make terms with the meannesses of the day.”
  1. plural of meaning
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  3. Examples:
    1. “The colours each had several meanings, some of which were abstract ideas, some concrete as in the cattle and sheep example.”
      “As I drove past it yesterday I allowed my imagination to range over possible meanings.”
      “A heterotroph has a range of meanings in biology: An organism which requires complex external sources for nutrition.”
  1. plural of meaner
  2. Examples:
    1. “By his acts of meaning, and those of other individual meaners, the social reality is created, maintained in good order, and continuously shaped and modified.”
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