Complete Definition of "average"

English

Pronunciation
audio|En-us-average.ogg|audio (US)
IPA|/ËævÉɹɪdÊ/, SAMPA|/"{[email protected]\IdZ?/

Etymology
From OF. avarie, from It. avaria.

Noun
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en-noun

  1. arithmetic The arithmetic mean.

#: The average of 10, 20 and 24 is (10 + 20 + 24)/3 = 18.

  1. arithmetic Any measure of central tendency, especially the mean, median or mode (see Usage notes below).
  2. In various sports, an indication of a player's ability calculated from his score|scoring record, etc.

#:batting average

Usage notes
The term average may refer to the statistical mean, median or mode of a distribution, or sometimes any other measure of central tendency. Statisticians and responsible news sources are careful to use whichever of these specific terms is appropriate. In common usage, average refers to the arithmetic mean. It is, however, a common rhetorical trick to call the most favorable of mean, median and mode the "average" depending on the interpretation of a set of figures that the speaker or writer wants to promote.

Translations

trans-top|arithmetic mean
Chinese: å¹³å (píngjÅ«n)
Czech: průmÄr m
Dutch: gemiddelde n
Esperanto: meznombro, aritmetika meznombro
Finnish: keskiarvo
French: moyenne f
Italian: media#Italian|media f
German: Durchschnitt m, arithmetisches Mittel n
Hebrew: ×××צע (memutza) m
trans-mid
Greek: μέÏÎ¿Ï ÏÏÎ¿Ï m
Japanese: å¹³å (ã¸ããã, heikin)
Korean: íê·  (pyeong-gyun)
Portuguese: média f
Russian: ÑÑеднее (srédneje) n
Slovak: priemer m
Spanish: promedio m
Telugu: à°¸à°à°à± (sagaTu), సరాసరి (saraasari)
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trans-top|any measure of central tendency
Japanese: å¹³å (ã¸ããã, heikin)
Kurdish: KUchar|ÚادÙâÛ Ø¦Ø§Ø³Ø§ÛÛ
trans-mid
Telugu: à°¸à°à°à± (sagaTu), సరాసరి (saraasari)
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trans-top|indication of player's ability
Telugu: à°¸à°à°à± (sagaTu), సరాసరి (saraasari)
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Adjective
average (compar more average, superl most average)

  1. not comparable Constituting or relating to the average.

#:The average age of the participants was 18.5.

  1. Neither very good nor very bad; rated somewhere in the middle of all others in the same category.

#:I soon found I was only an average chess player.

  1. Typical.

#:The average family will not need the more expensive features of this product.

Synonyms
(constituting or relating to the average): mean
(neither very good nor very bad): mediocre, medium, middle-ranking, middling, unremarkable
(typical): bog-standard (slang), conventional, normal, regular, standard, typical, usual

Translations

trans-top|constituting or relating to the average
Czech: průmÄrný m
Dutch: gemiddelde
Esperanto: averaÄo
Finnish: keskimääräinen
French: moyen m, moyenne f
German: durchschnittlich
trans-mid
Italian: medio m, media f
Portuguese: médio f, média f
Spanish: medio m, media f
Telugu: à°¸à°à°à± (sagaTu)
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trans-top|neither very good nor very bad
Czech: průmÄrný m
Finnish: keskinkertainen, keskimääräinen
Japanese: å¹³å¡ãª (heibon na)
trans-mid
Telugu: à°®à±à°¸à±à°¤à°°à± (mOstaru)
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trans-top|typical
Czech: průmÄrný m
Finnish: tavallinen, tyypillinen
Japanese: å¹³å¡ãª (heibon na)
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Telugu: à°¸à°à°à± (sagaTu)
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Transitive verb
rfc-trverb|Transitive verb
en-verb|averag|ing

  1. informal To compute the arithmetic mean of.

#:If you average 10, 20 and 24, you get 18.

Derived terms
above average
average out
batting average
bowling average
below average
law of averages
on average

See also
arithmetic mean
geometric mean
harmonic mean
measure of central tendency
mean
median
mode

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