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Adjective
/ˈav(ə)rij/,
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averages, plural;
  1. Constituting the result obtained by adding together several quantities and then dividing this total by the number of quantities
    • - the average temperature in May was 64°F
  2. Of the usual or ordinary standard, level, or quantity
    • - a woman of average height
  3. Having qualities that are seen as typical of a particular person or thing
    • - the average teenager prefers comfort to high fashion
  4. Mediocre; not very good
    • - a very average director who made very average movies
Verb
  1. Achieve or amount to as an average rate or amount over a period of time
    • - annual inflation averaged 2.4 percent
  2. Calculate or estimate the average of (figures or measurements)
    • - their earnings, averaged out over the month, were only $62 a week
  3. Result in an even distribution; even out
    • - it is reasonable to hope that the results will average out
  4. Result in an average figure of
    • - the cost should average out to about $6 per page
Noun
  1. The result obtained by adding several quantities together and then dividing this total by the number of quantities; the mean
    • - the housing prices there are twice the national average
  2. An amount, standard, level, or rate regarded as usual or ordinary
    • - the month's snowfall is below average
    • - they take about thirty minutes on average
  3. The apportionment of financial liability resulting from loss of or damage to a ship or its cargo

  4. Reduction in the amount payable under an insurance policy, e.g., in respect of partial loss


  1. approximating the statistical norm or average or expected value; "the average income in New England is below that of the nation"; "of average height for his age"; "the mean annual rainfall"
  2. a statistic describing the location of a distribution; "it set the norm for American homes"
  3. amount to or come to an average, without loss or gain; "The number of hours I work per work averages out to 40"
  4. (sports) the ratio of successful performances to opportunities
  5. achieve or reach on average; "He averaged a C"
  6. lacking special distinction, rank, or status; commonly encountered; "average people"; "the ordinary (or common) man in the street"
  7. In mathematics, an average, or central tendency of a data set is a measure of the "middle" value of the data set.
  8. In computer science, best, worst and average cases of a given algorithm express what the resource usage is at least, at most and on average, respectively. Usually the resource being considered is running time, but it could also be memory or other resources.
  9. In sports, an average of a certain skill denotes the expected value of the skill level of the participant in the given sport. It is basically a central tendency that takes into account the various performances of the player and generates an expected performance under typical conditions.
  10. (Averageness) In attractiveness studies, averageness is one of the characteristics of physical beauty in which the average phenotype, i.e. outward appearance, of the individual theoretically characterizes averaged genotypes, thus indicating health and fertility. ...
  11. The arithmetic mean; Any measure of central tendency, especially any mean, the median, or the mode (see Usage notes below); An indication of a player's ability calculated from his scoring record, etc; To compute the arithmetic mean of; Over a period of time or across members of a population ...
  12. (Averageness) Most of the things we experience, including nervous symptoms, are average—most people have experienced them. Only our tendency to work them up makes them seem exceptional to us.
  13. If you are found to be under-insured, the insurer's liability will be limited to that proportion where the amount of cover is compared to the value at risk. This ratio is then applied to your loss. ...
  14. An average rug is a rug which may have undergone or may require some minor repairs such as a few warp strands that have been repaired or are in need of repair, or a few knots and fringes that have been replaced or are in need of replacement.
  15. Any partial loss or damage, due to insured perils.
  16. A mathematical term that is used to represent a number that has been calculated by adding several figures together, and dividing the total by the number of figures added.
  17. There are three different kinds of averages. Given a sample set: 2,2,2,3,5,6,8: The mode average (the most common answer) is 2; the median average (the one in the middle) is 3; and the mean average (the sum of all samples divided by the number of samples) is 4. ...
  18. A marine partial loss. This can be particular average or general average (see below).
  19. In marine insurance: a loss or damage to or in respect of goods or equipment. The numerical result obtained by dividing the sum of two or more quantities by the number of quantities.
  20. In mathematics, there are numerous methods for calculating the average or central tendency of a list of numbers. The most common method, and the one generally referred to simply as the average, is the arithmetic mean. Please see the table of mathematical symbols for explanations of the symbols used.
  21. The average is the total of all pieces added up and divided by the number of pieces. Scientists use the word average to explain entire systems. Even though there are a few pieces with very high numbers and a few with very low, those two "average"
  22. An average is a single value that summarizes or represents a set of unequal values. For example, you can add up the years a group of workers have worked in in a particular occupation, then divide that total by the number of workers, to get the average number of years that group of workers have ...
  23. A statistic which describes some facet of a player's performance.  Examples are batting average, slugging average, earned run average, and fielding average.  Refer to the statistics page for the proper formulae to calculate these statistics.
  24. Refer to a textbook on electrical engineering. In the exclusive case of a pure sine wave, the average value is zero.
  25. Perforations do touch or cut into the design, but only to a slight extent.