Definition of Arithmetic mean

1. Noun. The sum of the values of a random variable divided by the number of values.

Exact synonyms: Expectation, Expected Value, First Moment
Category relationships: Statistics
Generic synonyms: Mean, Mean Value

Definition of Arithmetic mean

1. Noun. (statistics probability) The measure of central tendency of a set of values computed by dividing the sum of the values by their number; commonly called the '''mean''' or the '''average'''. ¹

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Medical Definition of Arithmetic mean

1. The mean calculated by adding a set of values and then dividing the sum by the number of values. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Arithmetic Mean

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Literary usage of Arithmetic mean

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Algebra: An Elementary Text-book, for the Higher Classes of Secondary by George Chrystal (1904)
"The arithmetic mean between two quantities is therefore merely what is popularly called their average. If a and c be any two quantities whatsoever, and A,, ..."

2. Introduction to Mathematical Statistics by Carl Joseph West (1918)
"The arithmetic mean. Let us add the January prices in the data of page 25, and then divide the ... In this way a number, the arithmetic mean, is obtained. ..."

3. Statistical Averages: A Methodological Study by Franz Žižek (1913)
"This fact explains the availability of the arithmetic mean for graphic representation in the form of rectangles. If we draw a rectangle, ..."

4. Scientific Papers by Peter Guthrie Tait (1898)
"PHYSICAL PROOF THAT THE GEOMETRIC MEAN OF ANY NUMBER OF POSITIVE QUANTITIES IS LESS THAN THE arithmetic mean. [Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh ..."

5. Fundamentals of Educational Measurement with the Elements of Statistical Method by Chester Arthur Gregory (1922)
"Computation of arithmetic mean by Short Method.— Table XX illustrates the computation of the arithmetic mean by the short method ; the data are taken from ..."

6. Journal of the Statistical Society of London by Statistical Society (Great Britain) (1883)
"2 — _ ) j Now the arithmetic mean might very well be regarded as the mean of ... But query whether such a deflection from the arithmetic mean could not be ..."

7. A Treatise on Algebra by Charles Smith (1890)
"By extending the meaning of the terms arithmetic mean and geometric mean, ... The arithmetic mean of any number of positive quantities is greater than their ..."

8. A Treatise on the Adjustment of Observations: With Applications to Geodetic by Thomas Wallace Wright (1884)
"Mn are of such a nature that some other symmetrical Junction than the arithmetic mean will satisfy (2) better than will the arithmetic mean. ..."