English adjective: average
|1.||average approximating the statistical norm or average or expected value|
|Samples||The average income in New England is below that of the nation.|
Of average height for his age.
The mean annual rainfall.
|2.||average lacking special distinction, rank, or status; commonly encountered|
The ordinary (or common) man in the street.
|3.||average lacking exceptional quality or ability|
|Samples||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||fair, mediocre, middling|
|4.||average around the middle of a scale of evaluation|
|Samples||An orange of average size.|
|5.||average relating to or constituting the most frequent value in a distribution|
|Samples||The modal age at which American novelists reach their peak is 30.|
|6.||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)|
|Samples||The median value of 17, 20, and 36 is 20.|
The median income for the year was $15,000.
English noun: average
|1.||average (cognition) a statistic describing the location of a distribution|
|Samples||It set the norm for American homes.|
|Narrower (hyponym)||age norm, mean, mean value, median, median value, modal value, mode|
|2.||average (sports) the ratio of successful performances to opportunities|
|Narrower (hyponym)||batting average, fielding average, hitting average|
|Domain category||athletics, sport|
|3.||average (cognition) an intermediate scale value regarded as normal or usual|
|Samples||He is about average in height.|
The snowfall this month is below average.
|Broader (hypernym)||scale value|
English verb: average
|1.||average (stative) amount to or come to an average, without loss or gain|
|Samples||The number of hours I work per work averages out to 40.|
|Pattern of use||Something ----s something|
|Broader (hypernym)||add up, amount, come, number, total|
|2.||average (social) achieve or reach on average|
|Samples||He averaged a C.|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something.|
Something ----s something
|Broader (hypernym)||accomplish, achieve, attain, reach|
|3.||average (cognition) compute the average of|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something|
|Broader (hypernym)||calculate, cipher, compute, cypher, figure, reckon, work out|