(in the UK) the sea level used by the Ordnance Survey as a datum level, determined at Newlyn in Cornwall See sea level
mean sea level
See under sea level.
[meenz] /minz/ noun 1. .
- Means of production
plural noun 1. (in Marxist theory) the raw materials and means of labour (tools, machines, etc) employed in the production process noun in Marxism, the aggregate natural resources needed of a society or country for manufacturing; the productive capacity of these resources Examples The means of production form the economic basis of a society.
noun, Astronomy. 1. time measured by the hour angle of the mean sun.
[meen-spir-i-tid] /ˈminˈspɪr ɪ tɪd/ adjective 1. petty; small-minded; ungenerous: a meanspirited man, unwilling to forgive.