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mean

verb [T]
 
 
/miːn/ ( present participle meant, past tense and past participle meant)
to express or represent something such as an idea, thought, or fact: What does this word mean?mean sth by sth What do you mean by 'rightsizing the department'?
to have a particular result: Lower costs mean lower prices.mean (that) Advances in electronics mean that the technology is already available.mean doing sth If we increased our workforce, that would mean finding larger premises.
(Definition of mean verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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