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av·er·age

average

 
 
pronunciation:
ae v rihj [or] aev rihj
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a usual amount or kind; something that is ordinary.
The temperature this winter was the average for our area.
similar words:
rule
definition 2: the number that results when you add two or more numbers together and then divide them by the number of numbers.
The average of four, six, and two is four: four plus six plus two divided by three is four.
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part of speech: adjective
definition: usual or typical; ordinary.
The average person in this country does not exercise enough.
synonyms:
normal
similar words:
common, ordinary, standard, usual
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