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English definition of “I mean”

I mean

A2 used to correct what you have just said or to add more information: I really do love him - as a friend, I mean. something that people often say before they start or continue their sentence: I mean, he's a good teacher, but I just don't like him.
(Definition of I mean from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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