**Mean distance** — Mean Mean, a. [OE. mene, OF. meiien, F. moyen, fr. L. medianus that is in the middle, fr. medius; akin to E. mid. See {Mid}.] 1. Occupying a middle position; middle; being about midway between extremes. [1913 Webster] Being of middle age and a… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

**mean distance** — n. the average of the greatest and least distances in the orbit of a celestial body from its focus … English World dictionary

**mean distance** — vidutinis nuotolis statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. mean distance vok. mittlerer Abstand, m rus. среднее расстояние, n pranc. distance moyenne, f … Fizikos terminų žodynas

**mean distance** — noun Date: 1830 the arithmetical mean of the maximum and minimum distances of an orbiting celestial object from its primary … New Collegiate Dictionary

**mean distance** — Astron. the arithmetic mean of the greatest and least distances of a planet from the sun, used in stating the size of an orbit; the semimajor axis. [1885 90] * * * … Universalium

**mean distance** — /min ˈdɪstns/ (say meen distns) noun the arithmetic mean of the greatest and least distances of a planet from the sun, called the semi major axis, and used in stating the size of an orbit …

**mean distance between failure** — noun A measure of reliability that expresses the average distance travelled by a type of lorry, bus, rolling stock, etc, before preventative or reparative maintenance is required … Wiktionary

**mean distance to the sun** — 240 million miles; used to specify the headroom in convertibles … Dictionary of automotive terms

**Mean inter-particle distance** — (or mean inter particle separation) is the mean distance between microscopic particles (usually atoms or molecules) in a macroscopic body. Contents 1 Ambiguity 2 Ideal gas 2.1 Nearest neighbor distribution … Wikipedia

**Mean** — Mean, a. [OE. mene, OF. meiien, F. moyen, fr. L. medianus that is in the middle, fr. medius; akin to E. mid. See {Mid}.] 1. Occupying a middle position; middle; being about midway between extremes. [1913 Webster] Being of middle age and a mean… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English