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mean vs expected value

expected value vs mean

mean and expected value both are nouns.

mean is an adjective but expected value is not an adjective.

mean is a verb but expected value is not a verb.

As nouns, expected value is a hyponym of mean; that is, expected value is a word with a more specific, narrower meaning than mean:
  • mean: an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n
  • expected value: the sum of the values of a random variable divided by the number of values
mean (noun) expected value (noun)
an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n the sum of the values of a random variable divided by the number of values
mean (adjective) expected value (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) expected value (verb)
mean or intend to express or convey
have as a logical consequence
denote or connote
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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