Averagenoun

(mathematics) The arithmetic mean.

‘The average of 10, 20 and 24 is (10 + 20 + 24)/3 = 18.’;

Beautifuladjective

Attractive and possessing beauty.

‘Anyone who has ever met her thought she was absolutely beautiful.’; ‘There's a beautiful lake by the town.’;

Averagenoun

(statistics) Any measure of central tendency, especially any mean, the median, or the mode.

Beautifuladjective

(of the weather) Pleasant; clear.

‘It's beautiful outside, let's go for a walk.’;

Averagenoun

Financial loss due to damage to transported goods; compensation for damage or loss.

Beautifuladjective

Well executed.

‘The skater performed a beautiful axel.’;

Averagenoun

Customs duty or similar charge payable on transported goods.

Beautifuladjective

Having the qualities which constitute beauty; pleasing to the sight or the mind.

‘A circle is more beautiful than a square; a square is more beautiful than a parallelogram.’;

Averagenoun

Proportional or equitable distribution of financial expense.

Beautifuladjective

delighting the senses or exciting intellectual or emotional admiration;

‘a beautiful child’; ‘beautiful country’; ‘a beautiful painting’; ‘a beautiful theory’; ‘a beautiful party’;

Averagenoun

(sports) An indication of a player's ability calculated from his scoring record, etc.

‘batting average’;

Beautifuladjective

aesthetically pleasing

Averagenoun

In the corn trade, the medial price of the several kinds of grain in the principal corn markets.

Beautifuladjective

(of weather) highly enjoyable;

‘what a beautiful day’;

Averagenoun

The service that a tenant owed his lord, to be done by the animals of the tenant, such as the transportation of wheat, turf, etc.

Averageadjective

(not comparable) Constituting or relating to the average.

‘The average age of the participants was 18.5.’;

Averageadjective

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.’;

Averageadjective

Typical.

‘The average family will not need the more expensive features of this product.’;

Averageadjective

(informal) Not outstanding, not good, banal; bad or poor.

Averageverb

(transitive) To compute the average of, especially the arithmetic mean.

‘If you average 10, 20 and 24, you get 18.’;

Averageverb

(transitive) Over a period of time or across members of a population, to have or generate a mean value of.

‘The daily high temperature last month averaged 15°C.’; ‘I averaged 75% in my examinations this year.’;

Averageverb

(transitive) To divide among a number, according to a given proportion.

‘to average a loss’;

Averageverb

(intransitive) To be, generally or on average.

Averagenoun

That service which a tenant owed his lord, to be done by the work beasts of the tenant, as the carriage of wheat, turf, etc.

Averagenoun

A tariff or duty on goods, etc.

Averagenoun

A mean proportion, medial sum or quantity, made out of unequal sums or quantities; an arithmetical mean. Thus, if A loses 5 dollars, B 9, and C 16, the sum is 30, and the average 10.

Averagenoun

Any medial estimate or general statement derived from a comparison of diverse specific cases; a medium or usual size, quantity, quality, rate, etc.

Averagenoun

In the English corn trade, the medial price of the several kinds of grain in the principal corn markets.

Averageadjective

Pertaining to an average or mean; medial; containing a mean proportion; of a mean size, quality, ability, etc.; ordinary; usual; as, an average rate of profit; an average amount of rain; the average Englishman; beings of the average stamp.

Averageadjective

According to the laws of averages; as, the loss must be made good by average contribution.

Averageverb

To find the mean of, when sums or quantities are unequal; to reduce to a mean.

Averageverb

To divide among a number, according to a given proportion; as, to average a loss.

Averageverb

To do, accomplish, get, etc., on an average.

Averageverb

To form, or exist in, a mean or medial sum or quantity; to amount to, or to be, on an average; as, the losses of the owners will average twenty five dollars each; these spars average ten feet in length.

Averagenoun

a statistic describing the location of a distribution;

‘it set the norm for American homes’;

Averageverb

amount to or come to an average, without loss or gain;

‘The number of hours I work per work averages out to 40’;

Averageverb

achieve or reach on average;

‘He averaged a C’;

Averageverb

compute the average of

Averageadjective

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’;

Averageadjective

lacking special distinction, rank, or status; commonly encountered;

‘average people’; ‘the ordinary (or common) man in the street’;

Averageadjective

of no exceptional quality or ability;

‘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’;

Averageadjective

around the middle of a scale of evaluation of physical measures;

‘an orange of average size’; ‘intermediate capacity’; ‘a plane with intermediate range’; ‘medium bombers’;

Averageadjective

relating to or constituting the most frequent value in a distribution;

‘the modal age at which American novelists reach their peak is 30’;

Averageadjective

relating to or constituting the middle value of an ordered set of values (or the average of the middle two in an even-numbered set);

‘the median value of 17, 20, and 36 is 20’; ‘the median income for the year was $15,000’;

Averagenoun

a number expressing the central or typical value in a set of data, in particular the mode, median, or (most commonly) the mean, which is calculated by dividing the sum of the values in the set by their number

‘the proportion of over-60s is above the EU average of 19 per cent’;

Averagenoun

an amount, standard, level, or rate regarded as usual or ordinary

‘underground water reserves are below average’; ‘they take about thirty minutes on average’;

Averagenoun

the apportionment of financial liability resulting from loss of or damage to a ship or its cargo.

Averagenoun

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

Averageadjective

constituting the result obtained by adding together several amounts and then dividing this total by the number of amounts

‘the average temperature in May was 4°C below normal’;

Averageadjective

of the usual or ordinary amount, standard, level, or rate

‘a woman of average height’;

Averageadjective

having qualities that are seen as typical of a particular person, group, or thing

‘the average lad likes a good night out’;

Averageadjective

mediocre; not very good

‘a very average director making very average movies’;

Averageverb

amount to or achieve as an average rate or amount over a period of time; mean

‘annual inflation averaged 2.4 per cent’;

Averageverb

calculate or estimate the average of

‘they earned only £35 weekly when their seasonal earnings were averaged out’;

Averageverb

result in an even distribution; even out

‘it is reasonable to hope that the results will average out’;

Averageverb

result in an average figure of

‘the cost should average out at about £6 per page’;

Average

In colloquial language, an average is a single number taken as representative of a non-empty list of numbers. Different concepts of average are used in different contexts.