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Dictionary definition for: Average

1. (n) a statistic describing the location of a distribution; "it set the norm for American homes"

2. (v) amount to or come to an average, without loss or gain; "The number of hours I work per work averages out to 40"

3. (s) 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"

4. (v) achieve or reach on average; "He averaged a C"

5. (s) lacking special distinction, rank, or status; commonly encountered; "average people" "the ordinary (or common) man in the street"

6. (v) compute the average of

7. (s) 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"

8. (s) 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"

9. (s) relating to or constituting the most frequent value in a distribution; "the modal age at which American novelists reach their peak is 30"

10. (s) 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"

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