# Definitions and Synonyms of *average* | Another word for *average* | What is *average? *

*Definition 1: a statistic describing the location of a distribution - [noun denoting cognition]*

*Samples where average or its synonyms are used according to this definition*

*it set the norm for American homes*

*Synonyms for average in the sense of this definition*

*(**average* is a kind of ...) a datum that can be represented numerically

*average*is a kind of ...) a datum that can be represented numerically

*(... is a kind of **average* ) the average age at which particular performances are expected to appear

*average*) the average age at which particular performances are expected to appear

*(... is a kind of **average* ) the most frequent value of a random variable

*average*) the most frequent value of a random variable

*(... is a kind of **average* ) the number midway between the two middle numbers in a series containing an even or odd number of items

*average*) the number midway between the two middle numbers in a series containing an even or odd number of items

*(... is a kind of **average* ) an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n

*average*) an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n

*(average* belongs to category ...) a branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parameters

## Definition 2: an intermediate scale value regarded as normal or usual - [noun denoting cognition]

### Samples where average or its synonyms are used according to this definition

*he is about average in height**the snowfall this month is below average*

### (*average* is a kind of ...) a value on some scale of measurement

## Definition 3: (sports) the ratio of successful performances to opportunities - [noun denoting linkdef]

### (*average* is a kind of ...) the relative magnitudes of two quantities (usually expressed as a quotient)

### (... is a kind of *average* ) (baseball) a measure of a batter's performance; the number of base hits divided by the number of official times at bat

*"Ted Williams once had a batting average above .400"*

### (... is a kind of *average* ) (baseball) a measure of a fielder's performance; the number of assists and putouts divided by the number of chances

### (average belongs to category ...) an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition

## Definition 4: compute the average of - [verb of cognition]

### Synonyms for average in the sense of this definition

### (*average* is a kind of ...) make a mathematical calculation or computation

### (average belongs to category ...) the branch of pure mathematics dealing with the theory of numerical calculations

## Definition 5: achieve or reach on average - [verb of social]

### Samples where average or its synonyms are used according to this definition

*He averaged a C*

### (*average* is a kind of ...) to gain with effort

*"she achieved her goal despite setbacks"*

## Definition 6: amount to or come to an average, without loss or gain - [verb of stative]

### Samples where average or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

### Synonyms for average in the sense of this definition

### (*average* is a kind of ...) add up in number or quantity

*"The bills amounted to $2,000"*

*"The bill came to $2,000"*

## Definition 7: lacking special distinction, rank, or status; commonly encountered - [adjective satellite denoting all]

### Samples where average or its synonyms are used according to this definition

*average people**the ordinary (or common) man in the street*

### Synonyms for average in the sense of this definition

### (*average* is similar to ...) having no special distinction or quality; widely known or commonly encountered; average or ordinary or usual

*"the common man"*

*"a common sailor"*

*"the common cold"*

*"a common nuisance"*

*"followed common procedure"*

*"it is common knowledge that she lives alone"*

*"the common housefly"*

*"a common brand of soap"*

## Definition 8: around the middle of a scale of evaluation - [adjective satellite denoting all]

### Samples where average or its synonyms are used according to this definition

*an orange of average size**intermediate capacity**medium bombers*

### Synonyms for average in the sense of this definition

### (*average* is similar to ...) being within reasonable or average limits; not excessive or extreme

*"moderate prices"*

*"a moderate income"*

*"a moderate fine"*

*"moderate demands"*

*"a moderate estimate"*

*"a moderate eater"*

*"moderate success"*

*"a kitchen of moderate size"*

*"the X-ray showed moderate enlargement of the heart"*

## Definition 9: lacking exceptional quality or ability - [adjective satellite denoting all]

### Samples where average or its synonyms are used according to this definition

*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*

### Synonyms for average in the sense of this definition

### (*average* is similar to ...) not exceptional in any way especially in quality or ability or size or degree

*"ordinary everyday objects"*

*"ordinary decency"*

*"an ordinary day"*

*"an ordinary wine"*

## Definition 10: 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) - [adjective satellite denoting all]

### Samples where average or its synonyms are used according to this definition

*the median value of 17, 20, and 36 is 20**the median income for the year was $15,000*

### Synonyms for average in the sense of this definition

### (*average* is similar to ...) conforming with or constituting a norm or standard or level or type or social norm; not abnormal

*"serve wine at normal room temperature"*

*"normal diplomatic relations"*

*"normal working hours"*

*"normal word order"*

*"normal curiosity"*

*"the normal course of events"*

### (average belongs to category ...) a branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parameters

## Definition 11: approximating the statistical norm or average or expected value - [adjective satellite denoting all]

### Samples where average or its synonyms are used according to this definition

*the average income in New England is below that of the nation**of average height for his age**the mean annual rainfall*

### Synonyms for average in the sense of this definition

### (*average* is similar to ...) conforming with or constituting a norm or standard or level or type or social norm; not abnormal

*"serve wine at normal room temperature"*

*"normal diplomatic relations"*

*"normal working hours"*

*"normal word order"*

*"normal curiosity"*

*"the normal course of events"*

### (average belongs to category ...) a branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parameters

## Definition 12: relating to or constituting the most frequent value in a distribution - [adjective satellite denoting all]

### Samples where average or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

### Synonyms for average in the sense of this definition

### (*average* is similar to ...) conforming with or constituting a norm or standard or level or type or social norm; not abnormal

*"serve wine at normal room temperature"*

*"normal diplomatic relations"*

*"normal working hours"*

*"normal word order"*

*"normal curiosity"*

*"the normal course of events"*