Noun: average a-vu-rij or av-rij- An intermediate scale value regarded as normal or usual
"he is about average in height"; "the snowfall this month is below average" - (statistics) an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n
- mean, mean value - (statistics) the sum of the values of a random variable divided by the number of values
- arithmetic mean, first moment, expectation, expected value - (sport) the ratio of successful performances to opportunities
Adjective: average a-vu-rij or av-rij- (statistics) approximating the statistical norm, average or expected value
"the average income in New England is below that of the nation"; "of average height for his age"; - mean - Lacking special distinction, rank, or status; commonly encountered
"average people"; "the average man in the street"; - ordinary - Lacking exceptional quality or ability
"a novel of average merit"; "the calibre of the students has gone from mediocre to above average"; - fair, mediocre, middling - Around the middle of a scale of evaluation
"an orange of average size"; - intermediate, medium - (statistics) relating to or constituting the most frequent value in a distribution
"the average age at which American novelists reach their peak is 30"; - modal - (statistics) relating to or constituting the middle value of an ordered set of values (or the average of the middle two in a set with an even number of values)
- median Verb: average a-vu-rij or av-rij- Amount to or come to an average, without loss or gain
"The number of hours I work per week averages out to 40"; - average out - Achieve or reach on average
"He averaged a C" - (arithmetic) compute the average of
- average out
Derived forms: averaged, averaging, averages See also: common, mod [informal], moderate, normal, ordinary Type of: accomplish, achieve, add up, amount, attain, calculate, cipher, come, compute, cypher, figure [N. Amer], norm, number, ratio, reach, reckon, scale value, total, work out Encyclopedia: Average |