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means

plural noun  us   /minz/

means plural noun (METHOD)

a method or way of doing something: They had no means of letting him know that the flight was canceled.by means of By means of is used to show the method used: Students are selected for scholarships by means of an open, national competition.

means plural noun (MONEY)

money or income that allows you to buy things or services: [+ to infinitive] They simply don’t have the means to send their children to private schools.of means A person of means is rich.
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