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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:Mean \Mean\, n.
1. That which is mean, or intermediate, between two extremes
of place, time, or number; the middle point or place;
middle rate or degree; mediocrity; medium; absence of
extremes or excess; moderation; measure.
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But to speak in a mean, the virtue of prosperity is
temperance; the virtue of adversity is fortitude.
--Bacon.
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There is a mean in all things.        --Dryden.
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The extremes we have mentioned, between which the
wellinstracted Christian holds the mean, are
correlatives.                         --I. Taylor.
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2. (Math.) A quantity having an intermediate value between
several others, from which it is derived, and of which it
expresses the resultant value; usually, unless otherwise
specified, it is the simple average, formed by adding the
quantities together and dividing by their number, which is
called an arithmetical mean. A geometrical mean is the
nth root of the product of the n quantities being
averaged.
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3. That through which, or by the help of which, an end is
attained; something tending to an object desired;
intermediate agency or measure; necessary condition or
coagent; instrument.
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Their virtuous conversation was a mean to work the
conversion of the heathen to Christ.  --Hooker.
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You may be able, by this mean, to review your own
scientific acquirements.              --Coleridge.
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Philosophical doubt is not an end, but a mean. --Sir
W. Hamilton.
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Note: In this sense the word is usually employed in the
plural form means, and often with a singular attribute
or predicate, as if a singular noun.
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By this means he had them more at vantage.
--Bacon.
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What other means is left unto us.  --Shak.
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4. pl. Hence: Resources; property, revenue, or the like,
considered as the condition of easy livelihood, or an
instrumentality at command for effecting any purpose;
disposable force or substance.
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great.                                --Shak.
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5. (Mus.) A part, whether alto or tenor, intermediate between
the soprano and base; a middle part. [Obs.]
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The mean is drowned with your unruly base. --Shak.
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6. Meantime; meanwhile. [Obs.] --Spenser.
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7. A mediator; a go-between. [Obs.] --Piers Plowman.
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He wooeth her by means and by brokage. --Chaucer.
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By all means, certainly; without fail; as, go, by all
means.

By any means, in any way; possibly; at all.
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If by any means I might attain to the resurrection