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means

noun
 
 
/miːnz/
METHOD [C] ( plural means) B2 a way of doing something: We had no means of communication. It was a means of making money.Ways of achieving things
MONEY [plural] money: We don't have the means to buy the house.AccountingForms of money and methods of payment
by no means; not by any means not at all: I'm not an expert by any means. This is by no means the end of the matter.Yes, no and not
by all means something that you say when you are agreeing to let someone do something: I have a copy of the report on my desk. By all means have a look at it.Polite expressions
(Definition of means from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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