meanless

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From mean +‎ -less.

Adjective[edit]

meanless ‎(comparative more meanless, superlative most meanless)

  1. (archaic) Meaningless, lacking meaning.
    • 1815, Charlotte Nooth, A dish of tea![1]:
      The window here, and there the door annoys, Then frequent repetitions tire the ear Of meanless speeches, dull and insincere.
    • 2007 October 23, Marvin Hogan, “Eagles soar past Leopards”, in Gainesville Daily Register[2]:
      Harp continued to find receivers open and the Eagles added several meanless touchdowns in the last half of the game.
  2. (not comparable, mathematics) Having no (mathematical) mean, or having a mean of zero.
    • 1990, in Experimental Robotics I: The First International Symposium Montreal,[3], Springer-Verlag, ISBN 9780387521824, page 208:
      [] is stopped () if either the estimation error is within a "dead zone" (), or the arrival data are meanless ().
    • 1994, M.R. Schroeder, “How to generate Thermal Photons – On the Computer”, in Gérard G. Emch et al. (editors), On Klauder’s Path: A Field Trip, World Scientific Publishing Co., ISBN 978-981-02-1687-0, page 199:
      Another unfailing “mean” to characterize such meanless distributions is the logarithmic mean []
    • 2004, in La Rivista del Nuovo cimento,[4] Società italiana di fisica, page 35:
      In particular: i) the average is used to get a meanless dataset, as specified in sect. 20; []

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