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average

av·er·age

average

 
pronunciation:
ae v rihj [or] aev rihj
parts of speech:
noun, adjective, transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
on the average, average out
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a usual amount or kind; that which is not extreme or extraordinary.
synonyms:
norm, standard
similar words:
mean, normal, par, rule, usual
definition 2: the arithmetic mean gained by adding two or more quantities and then dividing by the total number of quantities.
The average of four and six and two is four.
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synonyms:
arithmetic mean, mean
definition 3: any of several other arithmetic products, such as a median or a batting average.
synonyms:
mean
similar words:
figures, median, statistics, totals
phrase: on the average
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: usual or typical; not extreme.
synonyms:
normal, typical
antonyms:
exceptional, extreme
similar words:
common, garden-variety, middling, moderate, ordinary, par, passable, run-of-the-mill, standard, temperate, usual
definition 2: obtained by determining the arithmetic mean, in which the sum of the quantities is divided by the total number of quantities.
the average daily rainfall
synonyms:
mean
definition 3: not particularly good or bad.
As a cook, my mother was average.
antonyms:
abysmal, awful, dreadful, excellent, exceptional, outstanding, superior
similar words:
acceptable, fair, middling, passable, so-so
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: averaged, averages, averaging
definition 1: to find the arithmetic mean of (a set of quantities).
definition 2: to achieve as a typical amount.
He averaged six miles a day when running.He averaged ten dollars a day in tips.
similar words:
achieve, total
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to be or achieve an average.
phrase: average out
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