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average

 
Adjective average has 6 senses
  1. average, mean - 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"
    Antonym: abnormal (indirect, via normal)
  2. average, ordinary - lacking special distinction, rank, or status; commonly encountered; "average people"; "the ordinary (or common) man in the street"
    Antonym: uncommon (indirect, via common)
  3. average, fair, mediocre, middling - 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"
    Antonym: extraordinary (indirect, via ordinary)
  4. average, intermediate, medium - 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"
    Antonym: immoderate (indirect, via moderate)
  5. modal, average - relating to or constituting the most frequent value in a distribution; "the modal age at which American novelists reach their peak is 30"
    Antonym: abnormal (indirect, via normal)
  6. median, average - 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"
    Antonym: abnormal (indirect, via normal)
Noun average has 1 sense
  1. average, norm - a statistic describing the location of a distribution; "it set the norm for American homes"
    --1 is a kind of statistic
    --1 has particulars:
     age norm; mode, modal value; median, median value; mean, mean value
    Derived forms: verb average1, verb average2, verb average3
Verb average has 3 senses
  1. average, average out - amount to or come to an average, without loss or gain; "The number of hours I work per work averages out to 40"
    --1 is one way to total, number, add up, come, amount
    Derived form: noun average1
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  2. average - achieve or reach on average; "He averaged a C"
    --2 is one way to
    achieve, accomplish, attain, reach
    Derived form: noun average1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  3. average, average out - compute the average of
    --3 is one way to calculate, cipher, cypher, compute, work out, reckon, figure
    Derived form: noun average1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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