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The reciprocal of the arithmetic mean of the reciprocals of a specified set of numbers.
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(Mathematics) the reciprocal of the arithmetic mean of the reciprocals of a set of specified numbers: the harmonic mean of 2, 3, and 4 is 3( + + )–1 = 3
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the statistical mean obtained by taking the reciprocal of the arithmetic mean of the reciprocals of a set of nonzero numbers.
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|Noun||1.||harmonic mean - the mean of n numbers expressed as the reciprocal of the arithmetic mean of the reciprocals of the numbers|
statistics - a branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parameters
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