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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
Translations: 
  • Dutch: gemiddelde
  • French: moyenne
  • Italian: media
    1. Italian, media
    2. German: Durchschnitt , arithmetisches Mittel
    3. Spanish: promedio
adjective ((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.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: gemiddelde
  • French: moyen , moyenne
  • German: durchschnittlich
    (trans-mid)
  • Italian: medio , media
  • Spanish: medio , media
Etymology: From avarie, from avaria.


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