One type of average, calculated by dividing the sum of a set of values by the number of values.

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I did not mean to upset anyone with what I was saying, but nevertheless people became upset and cursed at me.

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It is easy to understand how much is being spent on entertainment by taking a mean average of each event month by month.

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We had suggested he only give us the mean from the data as there were few outliers so our data would be sufficiently meaningful.

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