# arithmetic mean

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## ar·ith·met·ic mean

(ăr′ĭth-mĕt′ĭk)*n.*

The value obtained by dividing the sum of a set of quantities by the number of quantities in the set. Also called

*average*.American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

## arithmetic mean

*n*

(Mathematics) an average value of a set of integers, terms, or quantities, expressed as their sum divided by their number: the arithmetic mean of 3, 4, and 8 is 5. Often shortened to:

**mean**Also called:**average**Compare geometric meanCollins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

## ar′ithmet′ic mean′

*n.*

the mean obtained by adding several quantities together and dividing the sum by the number of quantities:

*The arithmetic mean of 1, 5, 2, and 8 is 4.*Also called**average.**Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.

## ar·ith·met·ic mean

(ăr′ĭth-mĕt′ĭk) The value obtained by dividing the sum of a set of quantities by the number of quantities in the set. For example, if there are three test scores 70, 83, and 90, the arithmetic mean of the scores is their sum (243) divided by the number of scores (3), or 81. See more at mean. Compare average, median, mode.

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Noun | 1. | arithmetic mean - the sum of the values of a random variable divided by the number of valuesstatistics - a branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parameters mean, mean value - an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n |

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Translations

**aritmetický průměr**

**aritmeettinen keskiarvo**

**keskiarvo**

**aritmetička sredina**

**media aritmetica**

**算術平均**

**średnia arytmetyczna**

## arithmetic mean

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