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## English adjective | |||

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. | ||

Synonyms | mean | ||

Similar | normal | ||

Domain category | statistics | ||

Antonyms | abnormal, unnatural | ||

2. | average lacking special distinction, rank, or status; commonly encountered | ||

Samples | Average people. The ordinary (or common) man in the street. | ||

Synonyms | ordinary | ||

Similar | common | ||

Antonyms | uncommon | ||

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 | ||

Similar | ordinary | ||

Antonyms | extraordinary | ||

4. | average around the middle of a scale of evaluation | ||

Samples | An orange of average size. Intermediate capacity. Medium bombers. | ||

Synonyms | intermediate, medium | ||

Similar | moderate | ||

Antonyms | immoderate | ||

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. | ||

Synonyms | modal | ||

Similar | normal | ||

Domain category | statistics | ||

Antonyms | abnormal, unnatural | ||

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. | ||

Synonyms | median | ||

Similar | normal | ||

Domain category | statistics | ||

Antonyms | abnormal, unnatural | ||

## English noun | |||

1. | average (cognition) a statistic describing the location of a distribution | ||

Samples | It set the norm for American homes. | ||

Synonyms | norm | ||

Broader (hypernym) | statistic | ||

Narrower (hyponym) | age norm, mean, mean value, median, median value, modal value, mode | ||

Domain category | statistics | ||

2. | average (sports) the ratio of successful performances to opportunities | ||

Broader (hypernym) | ratio | ||

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 | |||

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. | ||

Synonyms | average out | ||

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 | ||

Synonyms | average out | ||

Pattern of use | Somebody ----s something | ||

Broader (hypernym) | calculate, cipher, compute, cypher, figure, reckon, work out | ||

Domain category | arithmetic | ||

Based on WordNet 3.0 copyright © Princeton University.

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