mean vs necessitate

necessitate vs mean

mean is a noun but necessitate is not a noun.

mean is an adjective but necessitate is not an adjective.

mean and necessitate both are verbs.

As verbs, necessitate is a hypernym of mean; that is, necessitate is a word with a broader meaning than mean:
  • mean: have as a logical consequence
  • necessitate: cause to be a concomitant
mean (noun) necessitate (noun)
an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n
mean (adjective) necessitate (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) necessitate (verb)
mean or intend to express or convey require as useful, just, or proper
have as a logical consequence cause to be a concomitant
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
Difference between mean and necessitate

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