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average (n):
an intermediate scale value regarded as normal or usual
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he is about average in height.
the snowfall this month is below average
average (n):
a statistic describing the location of a distribution
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it set the norm for American homes
average (n):
(sports) the ratio of successful performances to opportunities
average (v):
compute the average of
average (v):
achieve or reach on average
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He averaged a C
average (v):
amount to or come to an average, without loss or gain
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The number of hours I work per work averages out to 40
average (s):
lacking special distinction, rank, or status; commonly encountered
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average people.
the ordinary (or common) man in the street

Related Words: ordinary
average (s):
around the middle of a scale of evaluation
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an orange of average size.
intermediate capacity.
medium bombers
average (s):
approximating the statistical norm or average or expected value
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the average income in New England is below that of the nation.
of average height for his age.
the mean annual rainfall

Related Words: mean
average (s):
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)
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the median value of 17, 20, and 36 is 20.
the median income for the year was $15,000

Related Word: median
average (s):
relating to or constituting the most frequent value in a distribution
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the modal age at which American novelists reach their peak is 30
Related Word: modal
average (s):
lacking exceptional quality or ability
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a novel of average merit.
only a fair performance of the sonata.
in fair health.
the caliber of the students has gone from mediocre to above average.
the performance was middling at best

Related Words: mediocre
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