average
average /ˈævrɪdʒ/
adjective

()
(statistics) approximating the statistical norm, average or expected value
(
mean
, average
)
(statistics) approximating the statistical norm, average or expected value
The average income in New England is below that of the nation
the average income in New England is below that of the nation
Of average height for his age
of average height for his age
The mean annual rainfall
the mean annual rainfall

()
Lacking special distinction, rank, or status; commonly encountered
(
ordinary
, average
)
lacking special distinction, rank, or status; commonly encountered
Average people
average people
The ordinary (or common) man in the street
the ordinary (or common) man in the street

()
Lacking exceptional quality or ability
(
fair
, mediocre
, middling
, average
)
lacking exceptional quality or ability
A novel of average merit
a novel of average merit
Only a fair performance of the sonata
only a fair performance of the sonata
In fair health
in fair health
The caliber of the students has gone from mediocre to above average
the caliber of the students has gone from mediocre to above average
The performance was middling at best
the performance was middling at best

()
Around the middle of a scale of evaluation
(
intermediate
, average
, medium
)
around the middle of a scale of evaluation
An orange of average size
an orange of average size
Intermediate capacity
intermediate capacity
Medium bombers
medium bombers

(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)
(
average
, median
)
(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)
The median value of 17, 20, and 36 is 20
the median value of 17, 20, and 36 is 20
The median income for the year was $15,000
the median income for the year was $15,000

(statistics) relating to or constituting the most frequent value in a distribution
(
average
, modal
)
(statistics) relating to or constituting the most frequent value in a distribution
The modal age at which American novelists reach their peak is 30
the modal age at which American novelists reach their peak is 30
noun

()
(statistics) a statistic describing the location of a distribution
(
norm
, average
)
(statistics) a statistic describing the location of a distribution
It set the norm for American homes
it set the norm for American homes

An intermediate scale value regarded as normal or usual
(
average
)
an intermediate scale value regarded as normal or usual
He is about average in height
he is about average in height
The snowfall this month is below average
the snowfall this month is below average

(sports) the ratio of successful performances to opportunities
(
average
)
(sports) the ratio of successful performances to opportunities
verb

()
Amount to or come to an average, without loss or gain
(
average out
, average
)
amount to or come to an average, without loss or gain
The number of hours I work per work averages out to 40
The number of hours I work per work averages out to 40

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Achieve or reach on average
(
average
)
achieve or reach on average
He averaged a C
He averaged a C

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(arithmetic) compute the average of
(
average
, average out
)
(arithmetic) compute the average of