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mean vs weighted average weighted average vs mean

mean and weighted average both are nouns.

mean is an adjective but weighted average is not an adjective.

mean is a verb but weighted average is not a verb.

As nouns, weighted average is a hyponym of mean; that is, weighted average is a word with a more specific, narrower meaning than mean and weighted average is a type of mean with the definitions:
  • an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n
mean (noun) weighted average (noun)
an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n An average in which each quantity to be averaged is assigned a weight, determining the relative importance of each quantity on the average.
mean (adjective) weighted average (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) weighted average (verb)
mean or intend to express or convey
have as a logical consequence
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