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    average - Dictionary definition and meaning for word average

    Definition
    (noun) a statistic describing the location of a distribution
    Synonyms : norm
    Example Sentence
    • it set the norm for American homes
    Definition
    (noun) (sports) the ratio of successful performances to opportunities Definition
    (noun) an intermediate scale value regarded as normal or usual
    Example Sentence
    • he is about average in height
    • the snowfall this month is below average
    Definition
    (verb) amount to or come to an average, without loss or gain
    Synonyms : average out
    Example Sentence
    • The number of hours I work per work averages out to 40
    Definition
    (verb) achieve or reach on average
    Example Sentence
    • He averaged a C
    Definition
    (verb) compute the average of
    Synonyms : average out
    Definition
    (adj) approximating the statistical norm or average or expected value
    Synonyms : mean
    Example Sentence
    • the average income in New England is below that of the nation
    • of average height for his age
    • the mean annual rainfall
    Definition
    (adj) lacking special distinction, rank, or status; commonly encountered
    Synonyms : ordinary
    Example Sentence
    • average people
    • the ordinary (or common) man in the street
    Definition
    (adj) lacking exceptional quality or ability
    Synonyms : fair , mediocre , middling
    Example Sentence
    • a novel of average merit
    • only a fair performance of the sonata
    • in fair health
    • the caliber of the students has gone from mediocre to above average
    • the performance was middling at best
    Definition
    (adj) around the middle of a scale of evaluation
    Synonyms : intermediate , medium
    Example Sentence
    • an orange of average size
    • intermediate capacity
    • medium bombers
    Definition
    (adj) relating to or constituting the most frequent value in a distribution
    Synonyms : modal
    Example Sentence
    • the modal age at which American novelists reach their peak is 30
    Definition
    (adj) relating to or constituting the middle value of an ordered set of values (or the average of the middle two in a set with an even number of values)
    Synonyms : median
    Example Sentence
    • the median value of 17, 20, and 36 is 20
    • the median income for the year was $15,000
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