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mean vs symbolise

symbolise vs mean

mean is a noun but symbolise is not a noun.

mean is an adjective but symbolise is not an adjective.

mean and symbolise both are verbs.

As verbs, symbolise is a hyponym of mean; that is, symbolise is a word with a more specific, narrower meaning than mean:
  • mean: mean or intend to express or convey
  • symbolise: express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol
Other hyponyms of mean include stand for, represent, typify, symbolize, signify, import, spell, aim, get, aim, drive.
mean (noun) symbolise (noun)
an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n
mean (adjective) symbolise (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) symbolise (verb)
mean or intend to express or convey represent or identify by using a symbol; use symbols
have as a logical consequence express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol
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

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