# geometric mean

nounMathematics.
1. 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.

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## How to use geometric mean in a sentence

• To every geometric mean in the column of numbers there corresponds the arithmetical mean in the column of logarithms.

• The great objection to the geometric mean is its cumbrousness.

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## British Dictionary definitions for geometric mean

geometric mean

noun
1. the average value of a set of n integers, terms, or quantities, expressed as the n th root of their product: Compare arithmetic mean

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## Scientific definitions for geometric mean

geometric mean

1. 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.