mean vs import

import vs mean

mean and import both are nouns.

mean is an adjective but import is not an adjective.

mean and import both are verbs.

As verbs, import is a hyponym of mean; that is, import is a word with a more specific, narrower meaning than mean:
  • mean: mean or intend to express or convey
  • import: indicate or signify
Other hyponyms of mean include stand for, represent, typify, symbolise, symbolize, signify, spell, aim, get, aim, drive.
mean (noun) import (noun)
an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n commodities (goods or services) bought from a foreign country
an imported person brought from a foreign country
the message that is intended or expressed or signified
a meaning that is not expressly stated but can be inferred
having important effects or influence
mean (adjective) import (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) import (verb)
mean or intend to express or convey bring in from abroad
have as a logical consequence transfer (electronic data) into a database or document
denote or connote indicate or signify
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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