geometric mean


Definition of geometric mean

: the nth root of the product of n numbers specifically : a number that is the second term of three consecutive terms of a geometric progression the geometric mean of 9 and 4 is 6

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Recent Examples on the Web When attempting to conglomerate all test results into a single geometric mean, Larabel found that the distribution's results were, on average, 14% faster than the slowest distributions tested (CentOS 8 and Ubuntu 18.04.3). Jim Salter, Ars Technica, "Linux distro review: Intel’s own Clear Linux OS," 17 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of geometric mean

1879, in the meaning defined above

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“Geometric mean.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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