arithmetic mean

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In descriptive statistics, the average value, calculated (for a finite set of scores) by adding the scores together and then dividing the total by the number of scores. Often referred to simply as the mean, this is the most commonly used measure of central tendency. See also Lake Wobegon effect, median, mode, trimmed mean. Compare geometric mean, harmonic mean. M abbrev. [From Old French moien, from Latin medianus median]

Subjects: Social Sciences — Psychology.

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