mean vs represent

represent vs mean

mean is a noun but represent is not a noun.

mean is an adjective but represent is not an adjective.

mean and represent both are verbs.

As verbs, represent is a hyponym of mean; that is, represent is a word with a more specific, narrower meaning than mean:
  • mean: mean or intend to express or convey
  • represent: express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol
Other hyponyms of mean include stand for, symbolise, symbolize, typify, signify, import, spell, aim, aim, drive, get.
mean (noun) represent (noun)
an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n
mean (adjective) represent (adjective)
of no value or worth
having or showing an ignoble lack of honor or morality
characterized by malice
approximating the statistical norm or average or expected value
marked by poverty befitting a beggar
(used of sums of money) so small in amount as to deserve contempt
(used of persons or behavior) characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity
very good; of the highest quality
mean (verb) represent (verb)
have in mind as a purpose to establish a mapping (of mathematical elements or sets)
intend to refer to serve as a means of expressing something
destine or designate for a certain purpose express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol
mean or intend to express or convey point out or draw attention to in protest or remonstrance
denote or connote bring forward and present to the mind
have as a logical consequence describe or present, usually with respect to a particular quality
have a specified degree of importance create an image or likeness of
play a role or part
perform (a play), especially on a stage
be a delegate or spokesperson for; represent somebody's interest or be a proxy or substitute for, as of politicians and office holders representing their constituents, or of a tenant representing other tenants in a housing dispute
be representative or typical for
be the defense counsel for someone in a trial
form or compose
be typical of
take the place of or be parallel or equivalent to
Difference between mean and represent

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