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mean vs cite cite vs mean

mean and cite both are nouns.

mean is an adjective but cite is not an adjective.

mean and cite both are verbs.

As verbs, cite is a hyponym of mean; that is, cite is a word with a more specific, narrower meaning than mean and cite is a type of mean with the definitions:
  • intend to refer to
Other hyponyms of mean include advert, refer, name, bring up, mention.
mean (noun) cite (noun)
an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage
mean (adjective) cite (adjective)
approximating the statistical norm or average or expected value
characterized by malice
having or showing an ignoble lack of honor or morality
marked by poverty befitting a beggar
(used of persons or behavior) characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity
(used of sums of money) so small in amount as to deserve contempt
of no value or worth
very good; of the highest quality
mean (verb) cite (verb)
mean or intend to express or convey make reference to
have as a logical consequence commend
denote or connote refer to
have in mind as a purpose repeat a passage from
have a specified degree of importance refer to for illustration or proof
intend to refer to advance evidence for
destine or designate for a certain purpose call in an official matter, such as to attend court