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noun means pronunciation in American English /minz/
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pluralmeans
  1. 1
    [countable] a method for doing or achieving something
    Information is not easily obtained by any other means.
    an effective means for finding qualified job applicants
    means of: What means of transportation is she using?
    no means of doing something: We had no means of warning them.
    the means by which: Testing is still the usual means by which students’ progress is measured.
  2. 2
    [plural] formal the amount of money or the property, income, etc. that someone has
    have the means (to do something): Small businesses don’t have the means to develop a sophisticated Internet presence.
    beyond/within your means (=too expensive or not too expensive for you): Many medical expenses are beyond the means of poorer families.
    according to someone’s means: You are invited to contribute according to your means.
    a man/woman of means (=with a lot of money): He had the well-dressed appearance of a man of means.

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