# Mean+average

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**average**— I. noun Etymology: from earlier average proportionally distributed charge for damage at sea, modification of Middle French avarie damage to ship or cargo, from Old Italian avaria, from Arabic ‘awārīya damaged merchandise Date: 1732 1. a. a single …62

**Mean**— The expected value of a random variable. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * ▪ I. mean mean 1 [miːn] adjective [only before a noun] STATISTICS average: • Analysts mean estimate is for earnings of 33 cents a share. [m0] …63

**Mean value theorem**— For the theorem in harmonic function theory, see Harmonic function#Mean value property. Topics in Calculus Fundamental theorem Limits of functions Continuity Mean value theorem Differential calculus Derivative Change of variables …64

**Mean free path**— In physics, the mean free path is the average distance covered by a moving particle (such as an atom, a molecule, a photon) between successive impacts (collisions) [1] which modify its direction or energy or other particle properties. Contents 1… …65

**Mean reversion (finance)**— For other uses, see Mean reversion (disambiguation). Mean reversion is a mathematical concept sometimes used for stock investing, but it can be applied to other assets. In general terms, the essence of the concept is the assumption that both a… …66

**average**— I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. normal, norm, mean, standard. adj. mean, normal, ordinary. See unimportance, mediocrity, generality. Ant., exceptional, extraordinary, outstanding. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. ordinary, normal, medium …67

**Mean**— (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Mean >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 mean mean medium intermedium average balance mediocrity generality Sgm: N 1 median median mode Sgm: N 1 golden mean golden mean &c.(mid c …68

**mean**— mean1 W1S1 [mi:n] v [T] past tense and past participle meant [ment] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(have a particular meaning)¦ 2¦(intend to say something)¦ 3¦(intend to do something)¦ 4¦(result in something)¦ 5¦(be familiar)¦ 6¦(say something seriously)¦ 7¦(how… …69

**mean**— mean1 /meen/, v., meant, meaning. v.t. 1. to have in mind as one s purpose or intention; intend: I meant to compliment you on your work. 2. to intend for a particular purpose, destination, etc.: They were meant for each other. 3. to intend to… …70

**Average**— An arithmetic mean of selected stocks intended to represent the behavior of the market or some component of it. One good example is the widely quoted Dow Jones Industrial Average, which adds the current prices of the 30 DJIA s stocks, and divides …71

**average**— An arithmetic mean return of selected stocks intended to represent the behavior of the market or some component of it. One good example is the widely quoted Dow Jones Industrial Average, which adds the current prices of the 30 DJIA stocks, and… …72

**mean**— I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) I adj. humble; ignoble; in significant; stingy, miserly; sor did, niggardly. See parsimony, servility, badness. II Midway Nouns mean, medium; average, normal, rule, balance; mediocrity, generality;… …73

**average**— averageable, adj. averagely, adv. averageness, n. /av euhr ij, av rij/, n., adj., v., averaged, averaging. n. 1. a quantity, rating, or the like that represents or approximates an arithmetic mean: Her golf average is in the 90s. My average in… …74

**mean**— mean1 [ min ] (past tense and past participle meant [ ment ] ) verb transitive *** 1. ) to have a particular meaning: The word means something different in French. What does pulchritude mean? mean something by something: Everything depends on… …75

**average**— av•er•age [[t]ˈæv ər ɪdʒ, ˈæv rɪdʒ[/t]] n. adj. v. aged, ag•ing 1) math. cvb a) a quantity, rating, or the like that represents or approximates an arithmetic mean: a golf average in the 90 s Compare grade point average b) arithmetic mean c) a… …76

**average**— 1. noun /ˈævəɹɪdʒ/ a) The arithmetic mean. The average of 10, 20 and 24 is (10 + 20 + 24)/3 = 18. b) Any measure of central tendency, especially any mean, the median, or the mode (see Usage notes below) …77

**average**— /ˈævrɪdʒ/ (say avrij), /ˈævərɪdʒ / (say avuhrij) noun 1. an arithmetical mean. 2. a quantity intermediate to a set of quantities. 3. the ordinary, normal, or typical amount, rate, quality, kind, etc.; the common run. 4. Commerce a. a small charge …78

**mean**— A statistical measurement of central tendency or average of a set of values, usually assumed to be the arithmetic m. unless otherwise specified. [M.E., mene fr. O.Fr., fr. L. medianus, in the middle] arithmetic m. the m. calculated by adding a… …79

**Mean Reversion**— A theory suggesting that prices and returns eventually move back towards the mean or average. This mean or average can be the historical average of the price or return or another relevant average such as the growth in the economy or the average… …80

**mean**— I [[t]mi͟ːn[/t]] VERB USES ♦ means, meaning, meant (Please look at category 19 to see if the expression you are looking for is shown under another headword.) 1) VERB: no cont If you want to know what a word, code, signal, or gesture means, you… …