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# Average vs. Standard

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• Average

In colloquial language, an average is a single number taken as representative of a list of numbers. Different concepts of average are used in different contexts. Often "average" refers to the arithmetic mean, the sum of the numbers divided by how many numbers are being averaged. In statistics, mean, median, and mode are all known as measures of central tendency, and in colloquial usage any of these might be called an average value.

Wikipedia
• Average (noun)

The arithmetic mean.

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

• Average (noun)

Any measure of central tendency, especially any mean, the median, or the mode. from c. 1735

• Average (noun)

Financial loss due to damage to transported goods; compensation for damage or loss. from 15th c.

• Average (noun)

Customs duty or similar charge payable on transported goods.

• Average (noun)

Proportional or equitable distribution of financial expense.

• Average (noun)

An scoring record, etc.

"batting average"

• Average (noun)

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

• Average (noun)

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.

Constituting or relating to the average.

"The average age of the participants was 18.5."

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."

Typical.

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

Not outstanding, not good, banal; bad or poor.

• Average (verb)

To compute the average of, especially the arithmetic mean.

"If you average 10, 20 and 24, you get 18."

• Average (verb)

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."

• Average (verb)

To divide among a number, according to a given proportion.

"to average a loss"

• Average (verb)

To be, generally or on average.

Falling within an accepted range of size, amount, power, quality, etc.

Growing alone as a free-standing plant; not trained on a post etc.

Having recognized excellence or authority.

"standard works in history; standard authors"

Of a usable or serviceable grade or quality.

Having a manual transmission.

As normally supplied (not optional).

Conforming to the standard variety.

• Standard (noun)

A principle or example or measure used for comparison.

• Standard (noun)

A level of quality or attainment.

• Standard (noun)

Something used as a measure for comparative evaluations; a model.

• Standard (noun)

A musical work of established popularity.

• Standard (noun)

A rule or set of rules or requirements which are widely agreed upon or imposed by government.

• Standard (noun)

The proportion of weights of fine metal and alloy established for coinage.

• Standard (noun)

A bottle of wine containing 0.750 liters of fluid.

• Standard (noun)

A vertical pole with something at its apex.

• Standard (noun)

"I am in fifth standard."

• Standard (noun)

An object lamp standard.

• Standard (noun)

The flag or ensign carried by a military unit.

• Standard (noun)

One of the upright members that supports the horizontal axis of a transit or theodolite.

• Standard (noun)

Any upright support, such as one of the poles of a scaffold.

• Standard (noun)

A tree of natural size supported by its own stem, and not dwarfed by grafting on the stock of a smaller species nor trained upon a wall or trellis.

• Standard (noun)

A manual transmission vehicle.

• Standard (noun)

The upper petal or banner of a papilionaceous corolla.

• Standard (noun)

An inverted knee timber placed upon the deck instead of beneath it, with its vertical branch turned upward from that which lies horizontally.

• Standard (noun)

A large drinking cup.

• Standard (noun)

standard idiom, a prestigious or standardized language variety; standard language

• Standard (interjection)

An expression of agreement

Wiktionary
• Average (noun)

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"

• Average (noun)

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

"underground water reserves are below average"

"they take about thirty minutes on average"

• Average (noun)

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

• Average (noun)

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

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"

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

"a woman of average height"

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

"the average lad likes a good night out"

mediocre; not very good

"a very average director making very average movies"

• Average (verb)

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

"annual inflation averaged 2.4 per cent"

• Average (verb)

calculate or estimate the average of

"they earned only £35 weekly when their seasonal earnings were averaged out"

• Average (verb)

result in an even distribution; even out

"it is reasonable to hope that the results will average out"

• Average (verb)

result in an average figure of

"the cost should average out at about £6 per page"

• Standard (noun)

a level of quality or attainment

"the government's ambition to raise standards in schools"

"their restaurant offers a high standard of service"

• Standard (noun)

a required or agreed level of quality or attainment

"half of the beaches fail to comply with European standards"

"their tap water was not up to standard"

• Standard (noun)

(in elementary schools) a grade of proficiency tested by examination or the form or class preparing pupils for such a grade

"she was still in boarding school and had twice repeated the same standard"

• Standard (noun)

something used as a measure, norm, or model in comparative evaluations

"the wages are low by today's standards"

"the system had become an industry standard"

• Standard (noun)

principles of conduct informed by notions of honour and decency

"a decline in moral standards"

• Standard (noun)

a form of language that is widely accepted as the usual form

"the idea of the standard is projected backwards on to states of language"

• Standard (noun)

the prescribed weight of fine metal in gold or silver coins

"the sterling standard for silver"

• Standard (noun)

a system by which the value of a currency is defined in terms of gold or silver or both.

• Standard (noun)

a measure for timber, equivalent to 165 cu. ft (4.67 cubic metres).

• Standard (noun)

(especially with reference to jazz or blues) a tune or song of established popularity.

• Standard (noun)

a military or ceremonial flag carried on a pole or hoisted on a rope.

• Standard (noun)

used in names of newspapers

"a report in the Evening Standard"

• Standard (noun)

a tree or shrub that grows on an erect stem of full height.

• Standard (noun)

a shrub grafted on an erect stem and trained in tree form

"a standard rose"

• Standard (noun)

the large, frequently erect uppermost petal of a papilionaceous flower.

• Standard (noun)

one of the inner petals of an iris flower, frequently erect.

• Standard (noun)

an upright water or gas pipe.

used or accepted as normal or average

"it is standard practice in museums to register objects as they are acquired"

"the standard rate of income tax"

(of a size, measure, design, etc.) regularly used or produced; not special or exceptional

"all these doors come in a range of standard sizes"

(of a work, repertoire, or writer) viewed as authoritative or of permanent value and so widely read or performed

"his essays on the interpretation of reality became a standard text"

denoting or relating to the form of a language widely accepted as the usual correct form

"speakers of standard English"

(of a tree or shrub) growing on an erect stem of full height

"standard trees are useful for situations where immediate height is needed"

(of a shrub) grafted on an erect stem and trained in tree form

"standard roses"

Oxford Dictionary
• Average (noun)

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.

• Average (noun)

A tariff or duty on goods, etc.

• Average (noun)

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.

• Average (noun)

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

• Average (noun)

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

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.

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

• Average

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

• Average

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

• Average

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

• Average (verb)

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.

• Standard (noun)

A flag; colors; a banner; especially, a national or other ensign.

• Standard (noun)

That which is established by authority as a rule for the measure of quantity, extent, value, or quality; esp., the original specimen weight or measure sanctioned by government, as the standard pound, gallon, or yard.

• Standard (noun)

That which is established as a rule or model by authority, custom, or general consent; criterion; test.

• Standard (noun)

The proportion of weights of fine metal and alloy established by authority.

• Standard (noun)

A tree of natural size supported by its own stem, and not dwarfed by grafting on the stock of a smaller species nor trained upon a wall or trellis.

• Standard (noun)

The upper petal or banner of a papilionaceous corolla.

• Standard (noun)

An upright support, as one of the poles of a scaffold; any upright in framing.

• Standard (noun)

An inverted knee timber placed upon the deck instead of beneath it, with its vertical branch turned upward from that which lies horizontally.

• Standard (noun)

The sheth of a plow.

• Standard (noun)

A large drinking cup.

Being, affording, or according with, a standard for comparison and judgment; as, standard time; standard weights and measures; a standard authority as to nautical terms; standard gold or silver.

Hence: Having a recognized and permanent value; as, standard works in history; standard authors.

Not supported by, or fastened to, a wall; as, standard fruit trees.

Webster Dictionary
• Average (noun)

a statistic describing the location of a distribution;

"it set the norm for American homes"

• Average (verb)

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

"The number of hours I work per work averages out to 40"

• Average (verb)

achieve or reach on average;

"He averaged a C"

• Average (verb)

compute the average of

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"

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

"average people"

"the ordinary (or common) man in the street"

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"

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"

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

"the modal age at which American novelists reach their peak is 30"

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"

• Standard (noun)

a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated;

"they set the measure for all subsequent work"

• Standard (noun)

the ideal in terms of which something can be judged;

"they live by the standards of their community"

• Standard (noun)

a board measure = 1980 board feet

• Standard (noun)

the value behind the money in a monetary system

• Standard (noun)

an upright pole or beam (especially one used as a support);

"distance was marked by standards every mile"

"lamps supported on standards provided illumination"

• Standard (noun)

any distinctive flag

conforming to or constituting a standard of measurement or value; or of the usual or regularized or accepted kind;

"windows of standard width"

"standard sizes"

"the standard fixtures"

"standard brands"

"standard operating procedure"

commonly used or supplied;

"standard procedure"

"standard car equipment"

established or widely recognized as a model of authority or excellence;

"a standard reference work"

conforming to the established language usage of educated native speakers;

"standard English"

"received standard English is sometimes called the King's English"

regularly and widely used or sold;

"a standard size"

"a stock item"

Princeton's WordNet