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average

av·er·age

average

 
pronunciation:
ae v rihj [or] aev rihj
parts of speech:
noun, adjective, verb
phrases:
on the average, average out
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a usual amount or kind; something that is not outside the ordinary.
The temperature this winter was the average for our area.
similar words:
mean, normal, par, rule, usual
definition 2: the number gotten by adding two or more quantities and then dividing that result by the number of quantities added.
The average of four, six, and two is four.
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synonyms:
mean
phrase: on the average
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: usual or typical; of the ordinary kind.
The average person in this country does not exercise enough.
synonyms:
normal
antonyms:
exceptional
similar words:
common, ordinary, par, standard, usual
definition 2: found by figuring out an average.
The average daily rainfall in April was one inch.
synonyms:
mean
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: averaged, averages, averaging
definition 1: to find the average of.
To arrive at our final grade, the teacher will average our test scores.
definition 2: to do or have as an average amount.
The runner averaged six miles a day.
similar words:
achieve, total
phrase: average out
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