Mean


Definition of "Mean"

Diana Phinney
Diana Phinney Coldwell Banker Hearthside

Measure of central tendency that is a measure of the center of the data; also called an average. Mean and standard deviation are the two most widely used statistical measures that summarize the characteristics of the data. Suppose a real estate agency sells 630 houses during a 30-day period. Then the mean (average) daily sales is obtained by dividing the total number of homes sold by the number of days as follows :

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