a statistic describing the location of a distribution
"it set the norm for American homes"
(sports) the ratio of successful performances to opportunities
an intermediate scale value regarded as normal or usual
"he is about average in height"; "the snowfall this month is below average"
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"
lacking special distinction, rank, or status; commonly encountered
"average people"; "the ordinary (or common) man in the street"
average, fair, mediocre, middling(adj)
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"
average, intermediate, medium(adj)
around the middle of a scale of evaluation
"an orange of average size"; "intermediate capacity"; "medium bombers"
relating to or constituting the most frequent value in a distribution
"the modal age at which American novelists reach their peak is 30"
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"
average, average out(verb)
amount to or come to an average, without loss or gain
"The number of hours I work per work averages out to 40"
achieve or reach on average
"He averaged a C"
average, average out(verb)
compute the average of
Constituting or relating to the average.
The average age of the participants was 18.5.
Neither very good nor very bad; rated somewhere in the middle of all others in the same category.
I soon found I was only an average chess player.
Not outstanding, not good, banal; bad or poor.
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Thanks to web-enabled services like Zipcar, Uber and Lyft, household vehicles are beginning to feel like the stranded assets they are : high in cost but utilized on average only 4 percent of the time in a 24-hour day.
We could see a further decline in oil prices in the first two quarters but then the situation could start to normalize, raising the chances that oil at $40 per barrel will be the average price for this year.
It appears that, for those generations born between 1945 and 1980, this trend has stalled. Those born later are expected to live longer on average, but with more years of ill health.
There's only a small group of investors who actually target their investing to the Dow Jones Industrial Average, all in all, I don't think it's meaningful to investors.
Does there, I wonder, exist a being who has read all, or approximately all, that the person of average culture is supposed to have read, and that not to have read is a social sin? If such a being does exist, surely he is an old, a very old man.
Translations for average
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- обикновен, нормален, средно число, среденBulgarian
- mitjanaCatalan, Valencian
- průměrný, průměrCzech
- durchschnittlich, Durchschnitt, arithmetisches MittelGerman
- μέσος όροςGreek
- averaĝo, meznombro, aritmetika meznombroEsperanto
- medio, ni fu ni fa, promedioSpanish
- keskimääräinen, keskinkertainen, keskiarvo, tyypillinen, tavallinenFinnish
- moyenne, moyenFrench
- cuibheasach, meadhan, meadhanach, cuibheasachd, cuibheasScottish Gaelic
- media, medioItalian
- 普通, 平凡, 平均Japanese
- ڕادهی ئاساییKurdish
- rata-rata, purata, rerata, pukul rata, hitung panjangMalay
- gjennomsnittlig, gjennomsnittNorwegian
- gjennomsnittleg, gjennomsnittNorwegian Nynorsk
- przeciętny, średnia, średniPolish
- média, médioPortuguese
- medie, mediuRomanian
- обычный, средний, среднее, обыкновенныйRussian
- genomsnitt, medeltal, genomsnittligSwedish
- సగటు, సరాసరి, మోస్తరుTelugu
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