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mean vs tie in tie in vs mean

mean is a noun but tie in is not a noun.

mean is an adjective but tie in is not an adjective.

mean and tie in both are verbs.

As verbs, tie in is a hypernym of mean; that is, tie in is a word with a broader meaning than mean and mean is a type of tie in with the definitions:
  • intend to refer to
Other hypernyms of mean include link up, connect, link, relate, associate, colligate.
mean (noun) tie in (noun)
an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n
mean (adjective) tie in (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) tie in (verb)
mean or intend to express or convey be in connection with something relevant
have as a logical consequence make a logical or causal connection
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