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avg. abbreviation of "average," the arithmetic mean gained by adding two or more quantities and then dividing by the total number of quantities.
avian of or concerning birds.
aviary a large structure designed to house birds; birdhouse.
aviation the act, practice, or technology of human flight, esp. in airplanes.
aviator someone who flies an aircraft; pilot.
aviatrix a woman who flies an aircraft; pilot.
avid characterized by great enthusiasm or zeal. [2 definitions]
avionics (used with a sing. verb) the study or science of the application of electricity to flying; aviation electronics.
avirulent not infectious or virulent, or no longer so.
avitaminosis a disease caused by vitamin deficiency.
avo the smaller monetary unit of Macao. (Cf. pataca.)
avocado a pear-shaped edible tropical American fruit with a green or black skin, usu. eaten raw in salads or the like. [2 definitions]
avocation a secondary occupation, usu. one pursued for recreation; hobby.
avocet any of several shore birds with long legs, webbed feet, and a long, narrow, upturned beak.
avoid to keep away from or keep from happening, esp. by active effort. [2 definitions]
avoidable able to be avoided; able to be prevented or dodged.
avoidance the act of avoiding.
avoirdupois see "avoirdupois weight." [2 definitions]
avoirdupois weight a system of weight based on a pound equal to sixteen ounces or to 453.59 grams.
avouch to affirm or state strongly; acknowledge. [3 definitions]
avow to assert or affirm. [2 definitions]