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mean vs designate

designate vs mean

mean is a noun but designate is not a noun.

mean and designate both are adjectives.

mean and designate both are verbs.

As verbs, designate is a hypernym of mean; that is, designate is a word with a broader meaning than mean:
  • mean: destine or designate for a certain purpose
  • designate: design or destine
Other hypernyms of mean include intend, destine, specify.
mean (noun) designate (noun)
an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n
mean (adjective) designate (adjective)
approximating the statistical norm or average or expected value appointed but not yet installed in office
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) designate (verb)
mean or intend to express or convey assign a name or title to
have as a logical consequence give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)
denote or connote indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively
have in mind as a purpose decree or designate beforehand
have a specified degree of importance design or destine
intend to refer to
destine or designate for a certain purpose

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