Definitions for average

Definitions for (noun) average

Main entry: average

Definition: an intermediate scale value regarded as normal or usual

Usage: he is about average in height; the snowfall this month is below average

Main entry: norm, average

Definition: a statistic describing the location of a distribution

Usage: it set the norm for American homes

Main entry: average

Definition: (sports) the ratio of successful performances to opportunities

Definitions for (verb) average

Main entry: average, average out

Definition: compute the average of

Main entry: average

Definition: achieve or reach on average

Usage: He averaged a C

Main entry: average, average out

Definition: amount to or come to an average, without loss or gain

Usage: The number of hours I work per work averages out to 40

Definitions for (adj) average

Main entry: ordinary, average

Definition: lacking special distinction, rank, or status; commonly encountered

Usage: average people; the ordinary (or common) man in the street

Main entry: average, intermediate, medium

Definition: around the middle of a scale of evaluation

Usage: an orange of average size; intermediate capacity; medium bombers

Main entry: mean, average

Definition: approximating the statistical norm or average or expected value

Usage: the average income in New England is below that of the nation; of average height for his age; the mean annual rainfall

Main entry: average, median

Definition: 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)

Usage: the median value of 17, 20, and 36 is 20; the median income for the year was $15,000

Main entry: average, modal

Definition: relating to or constituting the most frequent value in a distribution

Usage: the modal age at which American novelists reach their peak is 30

Main entry: average, fair, mediocre, middling

Definition: lacking exceptional quality or ability

Usage: 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

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