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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It's going to end up being the smallest Thanksgiving we've ever had at home, we typically average 16-plus and this year we have eight people. Everybody is spread out this year. People got married over the summer, so everybody is kind of doing their own thing.
We can’t be sure that the people continued their same supplementation practices over the average 18 years of follow-up.
Everything about their marketing from the design of their stores, to the lavish runway shows, to the Michael Bay directed commercials, to the jewel encrusted fantasy bras showcases an over the top, heightened sense of the reality, their price point and extensive locations appeal to the average woman, but nothing about their marketing has ever presumed to have any relation to an average woman.
I don't think voters make judgments about candidates based on the size of their average contribution, you don't develop a sense of inevitability through small donor donations.
There are multiple studies that have shown that patients who do surgery when their function is very deteriorated may improve quite a bit, but their improvement is still not to the average, they lag behind in optimal benefit.
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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