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Meaning & Definition of Average in English

English

Average

/ævərɪʤ/

noun

1. A statistic describing the location of a distribution

  • "It set the norm for american homes"
    synonym:
  • average
  • ,
  • norm

2. (sports) the ratio of successful performances to opportunities

    synonym:
  • average

3. An intermediate scale value regarded as normal or usual

  • "He is about average in height"
  • "The snowfall this month is below average"
    synonym:
  • average

verb

1. Amount to or come to an average, without loss or gain

  • "The number of hours i work per work averages out to 40"
    synonym:
  • average
  • ,
  • average out

2. Achieve or reach on average

  • "He averaged a c"
    synonym:
  • average

3. Compute the average of

    synonym:
  • average
  • ,
  • average out

adjective

1. Approximating the statistical norm or average or expected value

  • "The average income in new england is below that of the nation"
  • "Of average height for his age"
  • "The mean annual rainfall"
    synonym:
  • average
  • ,
  • mean(a)

2. Lacking special distinction, rank, or status

  • Commonly encountered
  • "Average people"
  • "The ordinary (or common) man in the street"
    synonym:
  • average
  • ,
  • ordinary

3. Lacking exceptional quality or ability

  • "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"
    synonym:
  • average
  • ,
  • fair
  • ,
  • mediocre
  • ,
  • middling

4. Around the middle of a scale of evaluation

  • "An orange of average size"
  • "Intermediate capacity"
  • "Medium bombers"
    synonym:
  • average
  • ,
  • intermediate
  • ,
  • medium

5. Relating to or constituting the most frequent value in a distribution

  • "The modal age at which american novelists reach their peak is 30"
    synonym:
  • modal(a)
  • ,
  • average

6. 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)

  • "The median value of 17, 20, and 36 is 20"
  • "The median income for the year was $15,000"
    synonym:
  • median(a)
  • ,
  • average

Examples of using

She is of average height.
He is of average height.
What's the average temperature here?