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mean vs mention

mention vs mean

mean and mention both are nouns.

mean is an adjective but mention is not an adjective.

mean and mention both are verbs.

As verbs, mention is a hyponym of mean; that is, mention is a word with a more specific, narrower meaning than mean:
  • mean: intend to refer to
  • mention: make reference to
Other hyponyms of mean include refer, name, bring up, cite, advert.
mean (noun) mention (noun)
an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n a remark that calls attention to something or someone
a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage
an official recognition of merit
mean (adjective) mention (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) mention (verb)
mean or intend to express or convey make reference to
have as a logical consequence make mention of
denote or connote commend
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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