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Definitions of average

amount to or come to an average without loss or gain The number of hours I work per work averages out to 40

a statistic describing the location of a distribution it set the norm for American homes

lacking special distinction rank or status commonly encountered average people the ordinary or common man in the street

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

statistics 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

statistics 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

statistics relating to or constituting the most frequent value in a distribution the modal age at which American novelists reach their peak is 30

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

compute the average of

achieve or reach on average He averaged a C

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

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

relating to or constituting the most frequent value in a distribution the modal age at which American novelists reach their peak is 30

That service which a tenant owed his lord to be done by the work beasts of the tenant as the carriage of wheat turf etc

A tariff or duty on goods etc

Any charge in addition to the regular charge for freight of goods shipped

A contribution to a loss or charge which has been imposed upon one of several for the general benefit damage done by sea perils

The equitable and proportionate distribution of loss or expense among all interested

A mean proportion medial sum or quantity made out of unequal sums or quantities an arithmetical mean Thus if A loses 5 dollars B 9 and C 16 the sum is 30 and the average 10

Any medial estimate or general statement derived from a comparison of diverse specific cases a medium or usual size quantity quality rate etc

In the English corn trade the medial price of the several kinds of grain in the principal corn markets

Pertaining to an average or mean medial containing a mean proportion of a mean size quality ability etc ordinary usual as an average rate of profit an average amount of rain the average Englishman beings of the average stamp

According to the laws of averages as the loss must be made good by average contribution

To find the mean of when sums or quantities are unequal to reduce to a mean

To divide among a number according to a given proportion as to average a loss

To do accomplish get etc on an average

To form or exist in a mean or medial sum or quantity to amount to or to be on an average as the losses of the owners will average twenty five dollars each these spars average ten feet in length

Equal to the sum of all the different quantities of the same kind added together and divided by the number of them of medium quality midway between extremes

A result reached by adding several quantities of the same kind and dividing by the number of quantities a general statement based on a number of different cases the general type

To find the average of by arithmetic to reduce to a mean

The mean value or quantity of a number of values or quantities

Containing a mean value

To fix an average

To exist in or form a mean quantity

A mean proportion proportional distribution

Containing a mean proportion

To fix or be the average of apportion on the average take as an average

Obtained by calculating the mean of several medium ordinary

The quotient of any sum divided by the number of its terms the mean amount quantity or the like

The ordinary degree or amount general type

Containing a mean proportion ordinary

The mean sum quantity or value made out of unequal sums quantities or values by adding these together and dividing by the number of them

To find the mean of unequal sums or quantities to reduce to a mean to divide according to an average

To form a mean sum or quantity A general average a contribution to a general loss when for the safety of a ship in distress any destruction to the ship is incurred all persons who have goods on board or property in the ship contribute to the loss according to their average that is the goods of each on board Petty or accustomed averages charges payable by the shippers of goods to the master of the ship over and above the freight for his care of the goods Upon or on an average taking the mean of unequal numbers or quantities

A mean proportion the mean of any collection of sums numbers or quantities found by dividing the totals by the number of the sums or quantities

Being in a condition common to many as a man of average height an average crop

To make equal to others to reduce to a level to proportion
Antonyms for average
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Quotes of average

The average user doesn't give a damn what happens as long as 1 it works and 2 it's fast
– Daniel J. Bernstein 
The average man has a carefully cultivated ignorance about household matters from what to do with the crumbs to the grocer's telephone number a sort of cheerful inefficiency which protects him
– Crystal Eastman 
Every normal person in fact is only normal on the average His ego approximates to that of the psychotic in some part or other and to a greater or lesser extent
– Sigmund Freud 
I learned that kids in show business are so different from regular average students They would gather behind you and help you to succeed in any way possible
– Wally George 
Americans are apt to be unduly interested in discovering what average opinion believes average opinion to be
– John Maynard Keynes 
Over the past few years special interests have had a larger and larger say over who gets what in America and the voices of average citizens are being shut out
– Marty Meehan 
Do a little bit more than average and from that point on our progress multiplies itself out of all proportion to the effort put in
– Paul J. Meyer 
Balls should be good for at least six sets and for more for the average player But if the rallies are long they do not last as long as this There is a fuzz on the surface that wears off on the hard court
– Helen Wills Moody 
I knew that because of who I am and the situation I'm in that I'd attract more critics than your average person and that was a little intimidating but I wanted to get out there and pay my dues
– Lisa Marie Presley 
On average the Chinese Koreans and Japanese are more similar to each other and are different from Australians Israelis and the Swedes who in turn are similar to each other and are different from Nigerians Kenyans and Jamaicans
– J. Philippe Rushton 
The hardest struggle of all is to be something different from what the average man is
– Robert H. Schuller 
Sadly this is the same old Republican story of Robin Hood in reverse tax cuts for the rich while programs for average and low income Americans suffer
– Jose Serrano 
The fact is that surveys which media people openly admit to show that fewer than twelve percent of their customers believe they're doing a good job while the average profit margin in television is in the neighborhood of eighty percent
– L. Neil Smith 
The average comedian is kind of an observer looking at everyday things that everyone could relate to and then trying to find the exaggeration in those things
– Aries Spears 
I think the average person thinks I'm a nut and I deserve whatever happens to me
– Mike Tyson
Usage examples for average

“ When the next committee sat in 1791 they found that on an average of the last four years their predecessors had fallen short in their estimate of the permanent taxes by more than three hundred and forty thousand pounds a year ”
– The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. V. (of 12) by Edmund Burke 
“ Roy saw as soon as any one that Brander was a man above the average ”
– The Sea Bride by Ben Ames Williams 
“ 3 Figure based upon average price of city gas ”
– The Economic Aspect of Geology by C. K. Leith 
“ The average number of names proposed is seven or eight though sometimes as many as twelve are offered ”
– Government and Administration of the United States by Westel W. Willoughby and William F. Willoughby 
“ This of course will depend upon the exercise he takes but on an average he should have every night at least eight hours ”
– Advice to a Mother on the Management of her Children by Pye Henry Chavasse 
“ What would the average citizen say if he discovered that at this very moment the Nipe was being treated almost as an honored guest of the Government ”
– Anything You Can Do ... by Gordon Randall Garrett 
“ Still the average is large though if you will go to the stand you may select any horse you please without offence ”
– Roman Holidays and Others by W. D. Howells 
“ Sometimes we hear it said that the white man of the South knows the negro better than anybody else but the average white man of the South only knows the ignorant vicious and criminal negro better than anybody else ”
– Negro Migration during the War by Emmett J. Scott 
“ It was impossible to believe that the owner of such a face in which a look of stupidity was mingled with one of perpetual astonishment could possess superior talent or even an average amount of intelligence ”
– Monsieur Lecoq by Emile Gaboriau 
“ This would give an average life of four and a half years ”
– The Art of Public Speaking by Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein 
“ It would make about twenty five lots of the average size ”
– Andy Grant's Pluck by Horatio Alger 
“ The Sanspareil made an average of fourteen miles an hour but as it burst a water pipe it lost its chance ”
– The True Citizen, How To Become One by W. F. Markwick, D. D. and W. A. Smith, A. B. 
“ Now the science of correct expression is a thing in which the average student has had no training ”
– The Story of the Mind by James Mark Baldwin 
“ Prices average about one dollar per bushel ”
– The Apple by Various 
“ That is the average ”
– From Jest to Earnest by E. P. Roe 
“ If it came to a deal in which the General and all the world stood against Druce the average Wall Street man would have bet on Druce against the whole combination ”
– Revenge! by by Robert Barr 
“ That was an average of six dollars a pistol ”
– Murder in the Gunroom by Henry Beam Piper 
“ The general average at the beginning of work is put at fifteen years and four months ”
– White Slaves by Louis A Banks 
“ It may sound like a busy day but it was on the whole merely an average one ”
– The Prairie Mother by Arthur Stringer