1. [ adjective ] (statistics) approximating the statistical norm or average or expected value
Synonyms: mean

"the average income in New England is below that of the nation" "of average height for his age" "the mean annual rainfall"

Related terms: statistics normal
2. [ verb ] (mathematics) amount to or come to an average, without loss or gain
Synonyms: average_out

"The number of hours I work per work averages out to 40"

Related terms: total
3. [ noun ] (mathematics,statistics) a statistic describing the location of a distribution
Synonyms: norm

: "it set the norm for American homes"

Related terms: statistic mean mode median age_norm statistics
4. [ adjective ] lacking special distinction, rank, or status; commonly encountered
Synonyms: ordinary

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

Related terms: common
5. [ adjective ] of no exceptional quality or ability
Synonyms: mediocre middling fair

"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"

Related terms: ordinary
6. [ adjective ] around the middle of a scale of evaluation of physical measures
Synonyms: medium intermediate

"an orange of average size" "intermediate capacity" "a plane with intermediate range" "medium bombers"

Related terms: moderate
7. [ verb ] achieve or reach on average

"He averaged a C"

Related terms: achieve
8. [ verb ] (mathematics) compute the average of
Synonyms: average_out
Related terms: calculate arithmetic
9. [ adjective ] (statistics) relating to or constituting the most frequent value in a distribution
Synonyms: modal

"the modal age at which American novelists reach their peak is 30"

Related terms: statistics normal
10. [ adjective ] (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)
Synonyms: median

"the median value of 17, 20, and 36 is 20" "the median income for the year was $15,000"

Related terms: statistics normal
Similar spelling:   averse