## "average" in the noun sense

### 1. average, norm

a statistic describing the location of a distribution

"it set the norm for American homes"

### 2. average

sports) the ratio of successful performances to opportunities

### 3. average

an intermediate scale value regarded as normal or usual

"he is about average in height"

"the snowfall this month is below average"

## "average" in the verb sense

### 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"

### 2. average

achieve or reach on average

"He averaged a C"

### 3. average, average out

compute the average of

## "average" in the adjective sense

### 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"

### 2. average, ordinary

lacking special distinction, rank, or status commonly encountered

"average people"

"the ordinary (or common) man in the street"

### 3. average, fair, mediocre, middling

lacking 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"

### 4. average, intermediate, medium

around the middle of a scale of evaluation

"an orange of average size"

"intermediate capacity"

"medium bombers"

### 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"

### 6. median, average

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 income for the year was $15,000"

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