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- (obsolete) To manage; to conduct; to treat.
- 1644, John Milton, Areopagitica; a Speech of Mr. John Milton for the Liberty of Unlicenc’d Printing, to the Parlament of England, London: [s.n.], →OCLC:
- But now, as our obdurate clergy have with violence demeaned the matter.
- (now rare) To conduct; to behave; to comport; followed by the reflexive pronoun.
- c. 1591–1592 (date written), William Shakespeare, “The Third Part of Henry the Sixt, […]”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies […] (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, →OCLC, [Act I, scene iv]:
- they have demean'd themselves
Like men born to renown by life or death.
- 1702–1704, Edward [Hyde, 1st] Earl of Clarendon, “(please specify |book=I to XVI)”, in The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England, Begun in the Year 1641. […], Oxford, Oxfordshire: Printed at the Theater, published 1707, →OCLC:
- They answered […] that they should demean themselves according to their instructions.
to debase; to lower; to degrade
to humble, humble oneself; to humiliate
to manage; to conduct; to treat
to conduct; to behave; to comport
- (obsolete) Management; treatment.
- (obsolete) Behavior; conduct; bearing; demeanor.
- 1739, Gilbert West, A canto of the Fairy Queen (later called On the Abuse of Travelling)
- with grave demean and solemn vanity
behavior; conduct; bearing; demeanor
Variant of demesne.
demean (plural demeans)
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- (statistics, transitive) To subtract the mean from (a value, or every observation in a data set).
- 2013, Hans-Jürgen Andreß, Katrin Golsch, Alexander W. Schmidt, Applied Panel Data Analysis for Economic and Social Surveys, page 177:
- Concerning FE estimation, it makes no difference whether you demean the data with unit-specific means computed on (balanced) T observations per unit, or with unit-specific means computed on (unbalanced) Ti observations per unit.