What are means?

  • (noun): Instrumentality used to achieve an end.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on means:

Voiced Labial–velar Stop - Features
... of the voiced labial–velar stop Its manner of articulation is occlusive, which means it is produced by obstructing airflow in the vocal tract ... Its place of articulation is labial–velar, which means it is simultaneously articulated with the lips and with the back part of the tongue (the dorsum) against the soft palate (the velum) ... Its phonation is voiced, which means the vocal cords vibrate during the articulation ...
Zing It - Games Modes - Beat Bop
... The Beat Bop mode is identical to the Bop It version of Beat Bop thus A drum sound means "Bop It" A side whistle means "Zing It" A looping whistle means 'Loop It' ...
Onogurs - Etymology
... In older "Oghur" Turkic languages, On~Ono means "10" and Gar~Gurs~Gur means "tribes", so Onogurs means "People of 10 tribes" ...
Basic Income Guarantee
... Furthermore, there is no means test the richest as well as the poorest citizens would receive it ... Basic Income Network emphasizes this absence of means testing in its precise definition, "The Basic Income Guarantee is an unconditional, government-insure ... may be conditional upon participating in government enforced labor or other conditional means testing ...
Nandini
... In Sanskrit, it means daughter ... The Sanskrit word nadana Nandini means daughter, one who brings joy, the Ganges, Goddess Durga ... Nandini also means Bangara, meaning Gold ...

More definitions of "means":

  • (noun): Considerable capital (wealth or income).
    Example: "He is a man of means"
    Synonyms: substance
  • (noun): How a result is obtained or an end is achieved.
    Example: "A means of control"
    Synonyms: agency, way

Famous quotes containing the word means:

    The first duty of government is to see that people have food, fuel, and clothes. The second, that they have means of moral and intellectual education.
    John Ruskin (1819–1900)

    It is an hypothesis that the sun will rise tomorrow: and this means that we do not know whether it will rise.
    Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889–1951)

    There are souls that are incurable and lost to the rest of society. Deprive them of one means of folly, they will invent ten thousand others. They will create subtler, wilder methods, methods that are absolutely DESPERATE. Nature herself is fundamentally antisocial, it is only by a usurpation of powers that the organized body of society opposes the natural inclination of humanity.
    Antonin Artaud (1896–1948)