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    Question to be mean for

    Hi,
    Regarding to the sentence below does it means" to be important for" or " meaningful for"?

    In the RUP model we worked more isolated and I often felt I was like a robot since I was just developing what I got through documentation
    without knowing where it was meant for.

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    Re: to be mean for

    Normally we refer to "what something is meant for" - referring to its purpose, why it exists. However, in the sentence you quoted, it says "... where it was meant for" - here it refers to its intended destination.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 14-Jul-2013 at 19:27.
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