
Definition of Average
1. Noun. A statistic describing the location of a distribution. "It set the norm for American homes"
Category relationships: Statistics
Generic synonyms: Statistic
Specialized synonyms: Age Norm, Modal Value, Mode, Median, Median Value, Mean, Mean Value
2. Verb. Amount to or come to an average, without loss or gain. "The number of hours I work per work averages out to 40"
3. Adjective. Approximating the statistical norm or average or expected value. "The mean annual rainfall"
Category relationships: Statistics
Similar to: Normal
Derivative terms: Averageness, Mean
4. Noun. (sports) the ratio of successful performances to opportunities.
Specialized synonyms: Batting Average, Hitting Average, Fielding Average
Generic synonyms: Ratio
5. Verb. Achieve or reach on average. "He averaged a C"
6. Adjective. Lacking special distinction, rank, or status; commonly encountered. "The ordinary (or common) man in the street"
7. Noun. An intermediate scale value regarded as normal or usual. "The snowfall this month is below average"
8. Verb. Compute the average of.
Category relationships: Arithmetic
Generic synonyms: Calculate, Cipher, Compute, Cypher, Figure, Reckon, Work Out
9. Adjective. Lacking exceptional quality or ability. "The performance was middling at best"
Similar to: Ordinary
Derivative terms: Averageness, Averageness, Mediocrity
10. Adjective. Around the middle of a scale of evaluation. "Medium bombers"
11. Adjective. Relating to or constituting the most frequent value in a distribution. "The modal age at which American novelists reach their peak is 30"
12. Adjective. 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 income for the year was $15,000"
Definition of Average
1. n. That service which a tenant owed his lord, to be done by the work beasts of the tenant, as the carriage of wheat, turf, etc.
2. a. Pertaining to an average or mean; medial; containing a mean proportion; of a mean size, quality, ability, etc.; ordinary; usual; as, an average rate of profit; an average amount of rain; the average Englishman; beings of the average stamp.
3. v. t. To find the mean of, when sums or quantities are unequal; to reduce to a mean.
4. v. i. To form, or exist in, a mean or medial sum or quantity; to amount to, or to be, on an average; as, the losses of the owners will average twenty five dollars each; these spars average ten feet in length.
Definition of Average
1. Noun. The arithmetic mean. ¹
2. Noun. (statistics) Any measure of central tendency, especially any mean, the median, or the mode (''see Usage notes below''). ¹
3. Noun. (sports) An indication of a player's ability calculated from his scoring record, etc. ¹
4. Adjective. (not comparable) Constituting or relating to the average. ¹
5. Adjective. Neither very good nor very bad; rated somewhere in the middle of all others in the same category. ¹
6. Adjective. Typical. ¹
7. Adjective. (informal) Not outstanding, not good, banal; bad or poor. ¹
8. Verb. (transitive informal) To compute the arithmetic mean of. ¹
9. Verb. (transitive) Over a period of time or across members of a population, to have or generate a mean value of. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Average
1. to calculate the arithmetic mean of [v AGED, AGING, AGES]
Medical Definition of Average
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Literary usage of Average
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Oecd Economic Surveys 2006: Luxembourg by Oecd (2006)
"Education outcomes are below the OECD average Achievement is below the OECD
average Luxembourg students scored below the OECD average in each of the ..."
2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1919)
"The average energy value per man per day of the food consumed during each ...
The average weight per man was measured at the beginning of each week and at ..."
3. Annual Report by Illinois Farmers' Institute (1902)
"Morgan County—Institute held at Jacksonville, Oct. 16, 17 and 18, 1901; cost,
$83.55; average daily attendance, 200. Officers elected for the ensuing year: ..."