harmonic mean

noun

Definition of harmonic mean

: the reciprocal of the arithmetic mean of the reciprocals of a finite set of numbers

First Known Use of harmonic mean

1856, in the meaning defined above

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“Harmonic mean.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/harmonic%20mean. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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