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, typify, symbolise, symbolize, signify, import, spell, aim, get, aim, drive.
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)
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) represent (verb)
mean or intend to express or convey take the place of or be parallel or equivalent to
have as a logical consequence express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol
denote or connote be representative or typical for
have in mind as a purpose 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
have a specified degree of importance serve as a means of expressing something
intend to refer to be typical of
destine or designate for a certain purpose form or compose
be the defense counsel for someone in a trial
create an image or likeness of
play a role or part
perform (a play), especially on a stage
describe or present, usually with respect to a particular quality
point out or draw attention to in protest or remonstrance
bring forward and present to the mind
to establish a mapping (of mathematical elements or sets)
Difference between mean and represent

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