geometric mean


noun Mathematics.

the mean of n positive numbers obtained by taking the nth root of the product of the numbers: The geometric mean of 6 and 24 is 12.

Nearby words

  1. geometer,
  2. geometric,
  3. geometric distribution,
  4. geometric isomer,
  5. geometric isomerism,
  6. geometric pace,
  7. geometric progression,
  8. geometric ratio,
  9. geometric series,
  10. geometrical

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British Dictionary definitions for geometric mean

geometric mean

noun

the average value of a set of n integers, terms, or quantities, expressed as the n th root of their productCompare arithmetic mean
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Medicine definitions for geometric mean

geometric mean

n.

The nth root, usually the positive nth root, of a product of n factors.

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Science definitions for geometric mean

geometric mean

The positive nth root of the product of a set of n numbers. For example, the geometric mean of 2 X 3 X 6 X 8 is the 4th root of 288, or approximately 4.12.
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