# average

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**average**— n. 1) to calculate, work out an average 2) (misc.) above average; below average; on the average she works seven hours a day; (AE) he finished school with a B average * * * [ æv(ə)rɪdʒ] (AE) he finished school with a B average below average on the …32

**average**— /ˈævrɪdʒ/ (say avrij), /ˈævərɪdʒ / (say avuhrij) noun 1. an arithmetical mean. 2. a quantity intermediate to a set of quantities. 3. the ordinary, normal, or typical amount, rate, quality, kind, etc.; the common run. 4. Commerce a. a small charge …33

**average**— I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. normal, norm, mean, standard. adj. mean, normal, ordinary. See unimportance, mediocrity, generality. Ant., exceptional, extraordinary, outstanding. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. ordinary, normal, medium …34

**average**— 1) A single number used to represent a set of numbers; mean. See arithmetic mean; geometric mean; median; weighted average 2) A partial loss in marine insurance (from French: avarie, damage). In general average (GA), a loss resulting from a… …35

**average*/**— [ˈæv(ə)rɪdʒ] noun I 1) [C/U] the typical amount or level Unemployment here is twice the national average.[/ex] Her performance in the test was below average.[/ex] 2) [C] an amount that is calculated by adding several numbers together and dividing …36

**average**— {{11}}average (adj.) 1770; see AVERAGE (Cf. average) (n.). {{12}}average (n.) late 15c., financial loss incurred through damage to goods in transit, from Fr. avarie damage to ship, and It. avaria; a word from 12c. Mediterranean maritime trade (Cf …37

**average**— 1. noun /ˈævəɹɪdʒ/ a) The arithmetic mean. The average of 10, 20 and 24 is (10 + 20 + 24)/3 = 18. b) Any measure of central tendency, especially any mean, the median, or the mode (see Usage notes below) …38

**average**— The mean between extremes or between two or more quantities, measurements, distances, weights, etc. Feudal service performed by tenants consisting of hauling and carrying with wagons and work animals. Sometimes used as the equivalent of general… …39

**average**— noun 1》 the result obtained by adding several amounts together and then dividing the total by the number of amounts. 2》 a usual or ordinary amount, level, or rate. 3》 Law the apportionment of financial liability resulting from loss of or damage… …40

**average**— 1. noun the price is above the national average Syn: mean, median, mode; norm, standard, rule, par 2. adjective 1) the average temperature in May Syn: mean, median, modal 2) a woman of a …