# harmonic mean

harmonic mean

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## harmonic mean

noun

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(*plural* harmonic means)

- (mathematics) A type of measure of central tendency calculated as the reciprocal of the mean of the reciprocals, ie,
- If
*a*_{n}and*b*_{n}denote the perimeters of inscribed and circumscribed regular*n*-gons, respectively, along some circle then the harmonic mean and geometric mean of those two perimeters yield the perimeters of the inscribed and circumscribed regular 2*n*-gons, respectively, along that same circle. (This is Archimedes' Recurrence Formula.)

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