Average

  • 1 average — n Average, mean, median, norm, par denote something and usually a number, a quantity, or a condition that represents a middle point between extremes. Of these words average, mean, median, and par are also used as adjectives. Average is an… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 2 average — [av′ər ij, av′rij] n. [altered (by assoc. with ME average, money rent paid in place of service by the tenant with his horses < aver, draft horse) < OFr avarie, damage to ship or goods, mooring charges < OIt avaria < Ar ʿ awār, damaged …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 average — I (midmost) adjective center, centermost, intermediate, mean, mean proportioned, medial, median, mediate, medium, mid, middle, middle class, middle grade, middlemost, middling associated concepts: average annual earnings or wages, average capital …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 Average — Av er*age, n. [OF. average, LL. averagium, prob. fr. OF. aver, F. avoir, property, horses, cattle, etc.; prop. infin., to have, from L. habere to have. Cf. F. av[ e]rage small cattle, and avarie (perh. of different origin) damage to ship or cargo …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 Average — Av er*age, a. 1. 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 Average — Av er*age, v. i. 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. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 average — [adj1] normal, typical boilerplate*, common, commonplace, customary, dime a dozen*, everyday, fair, fair to middling*, familiar, garden*, garden variety*, general, humdrum*, intermediate, mainstream, mediocre, medium, middle of the road*,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 average — ► NOUN 1) the result obtained by adding several amounts together and then dividing the total by the number of amounts. 2) a usual amount or level. ► ADJECTIVE 1) constituting an average. 2) usual or ordinary. 3) mediocre. ► …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 Average — Av er*age, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Averaged} (?); p. pr. & vb. n. {Averaging}.] 1. To find the mean of, when sums or quantities are unequal; to reduce to a mean. [1913 Webster] 2. To divide among a number, according to a given proportion; as, to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 10 avérage — 1. (a vé ra j ) s. m. Terme de commerce. La moyenne avérée, vraie, reconnue telle, et en général la moyenne. Sur trois ans l avérage a été de.... ÉTYMOLOGIE    Avérer. avérage 2. (entrée créée par le supplément) (a vé ra j ) s. m. Nom, dans le… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 11 average — (del inglés; pronunciamos averás ) sustantivo masculino 1. Área: deporte Promedio, término medio: Gana el Barcelona por gol average …

    Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • 12 average — average, averaging See central tendency (measures of) …

    Dictionary of sociology

  • 13 Average — An arithmetic mean of selected stocks intended to represent the behavior of the market or some component of it. One good example is the widely quoted Dow Jones Industrial Average, which adds the current prices of the 30 DJIA s stocks, and divides …

    Financial and business terms

  • 14 average — An arithmetic mean return of selected stocks intended to represent the behavior of the market or some component of it. One good example is the widely quoted Dow Jones Industrial Average, which adds the current prices of the 30 DJIA stocks, and… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 15 Average — In mathematics, an average, or central tendency[1] of a data set is a measure of the middle value of the data set. Average is one form of central tendency. Not all central tendencies should be considered definitions of average. There are many… …

    Wikipedia

  • 16 average — av|e|rage1 W2S2 [ˈævərıdʒ] adj 1.) the average amount is the amount you get when you add together several quantities and divide this by the total number of quantities ▪ The age of the candidates ranged from 29 to 49 with an average age of 37. ▪… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 average — averageable, adj. averagely, adv. averageness, n. /av euhr ij, av rij/, n., adj., v., averaged, averaging. n. 1. a quantity, rating, or the like that represents or approximates an arithmetic mean: Her golf average is in the 90s. My average in… …

    Universalium

  • 18 average — [[t]æ̱vərɪʤ[/t]] ♦♦ averages, averaging, averaged 1) N COUNT An average is the result that you get when you add two or more numbers together and divide the total by the number of numbers you added together. Take the average of those ratios and… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 average — 1 adjective 1 (only before noun) the average amount is the amount you get when you add together several quantities and divide this by the total number of quantities: Average earnings in the state are about $1500 a month. | What s the average… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 average — av|er|age1 [ æv(ə)rıdʒ ] noun *** 1. ) count or uncount the amount, level, standard, etc. that is typical of a group of people or things: Incomes here are nowhere near the national average. above/below average: Her performance in the test was way …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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