Meaning and Means


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Meaning noun – The idea that is conveyed or intended to be conveyed to the mind by language, symbol, or action.
Means and meaning are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Means" instead a noun "Meaning".
Nearby Words: mean, means, meaningful, meaningless, meaningly
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Means noun – How a result is obtained or an end is achieved.
Meaning and means are semantically related. Sometimes you can use "Meaning" instead a noun "Means".
Nearby Words: mean, meaning
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special special meaning special means
similar similar meaning similar means
usual usual meaning usual means
common common meaning common means
Other adjectives: true, obvious, actual, real, little, new, traditional, possible, apparent, less, primary, alternate, different.
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Means and Meaning. (2016). Retrieved 2021, January 23, from
Meaning & Means. N.p., 2016. Web. 23 Jan. 2021. <>.
Means or Meaning. 2016. Accessed January 23, 2021.

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