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mean vs denote

denote vs mean

mean is a noun but denote is not a noun.

mean is an adjective but denote is not an adjective.

mean and denote both are verbs.

As verbs, denote is a hyponym of mean; that is, denote is a word with a more specific, narrower meaning than mean:
  • mean: denote or connote
  • denote: have as a meaning
Other hyponyms of mean include refer.
mean (noun) denote (noun)
an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n
mean (adjective) denote (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) denote (verb)
mean or intend to express or convey be a sign or indication of
have as a logical consequence have as a meaning
denote or connote make known; make an announcement
have in mind as a purpose
have a specified degree of importance
intend to refer to
destine or designate for a certain purpose

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