Meaning of 'average'

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Meaning of ‘average’

12 definitions found.



lacking special distinction, rank, or status

Synonyms: ordinary


around the middle of a scale of evaluation

Example: "an orange of average size"

Synonyms: medium


approximating the statistical norm or average or expected value

Example: "the average income in New England is below that of the nation"

Synonyms: mean


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


relating to or constituting the most frequent value in a distribution

Synonyms: modal


lacking exceptional quality or ability

Example: "a novel of average merit"

Synonyms: middling


an intermediate scale value regarded as normal or usual

Example: "I am about average in height."


a statistic describing the location of a distribution

Synonyms: norm


(sports) the ratio of successful performances to opportunities


to compute the average of

Example: "I averaged all the numbers and it looks like we are in the black this month."

Synonyms: average out


to achieve or reach on average

Example: "I averaged a C on my last report card."


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

Example: "The number of hours I work per work averages out to 40."

Synonyms: average out

Source: WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University

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