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mean vs stand for

stand for vs mean

mean is a noun but stand for is not a noun.

mean is an adjective but stand for is not an adjective.

mean and stand for both are verbs.

As verbs, stand for is a hyponym of mean; that is, stand for is a word with a more specific, narrower meaning than mean:
  • mean: mean or intend to express or convey
  • stand for: express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol
Other hyponyms of mean include represent, symbolise, symbolize, typify, signify, import, spell, aim, aim, drive, get.
As verbs, mean and stand for are synonyms defined as:
  • mean and stand for: denote or connote
Other synonyms of mean include intend, signify.
mean (noun) stand for (noun)
an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n
mean (adjective) stand for (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) stand for (verb)
have in mind as a purpose tolerate or bear
intend to refer to denote or connote
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 take the place of or be parallel or equivalent to
denote or connote
have as a logical consequence
have a specified degree of importance
Difference between mean and stand for

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