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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

(... is a kind of 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

(... is a kind of 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 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

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"

(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

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