# average

**I****(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)**__n.__normal, norm, mean, standard. —__adj.__mean, normal, ordinary. See unimportance, mediocrity, generality.*Ant.*, exceptional, extraordinary, outstanding.**II****(Roget's IV)**__modif.____n.__**1.**[A mean]__Syn.__mean, midpoint, standard, center, median, norm, middle, normal, the usual, typical kind, rule, par, common run, general run.__Ant.__extreme*, highest, lowest, exception.**2.**[A score]__Syn.__proportion, percentage, tally, aggregate; see score 1 .**• on (the) average,**__Syn.__usually, generally, commonly, ordinarily; see regularly 1 .__Syn.-__average refers to the result obtained by dividing a sum by the number of quantities added [ the average of 7, 9, 17 is 33 divide 3, or 11 ] and in extended use is applied to the usual or ordinary kind, instance, etc.; mean commonly designates a figure intermediate between two extremes [ the mean temperature for a day with a high of 56? and a low of 34? is 45? ] and figuratively implies moderation [ the golden mean] ; the median is the middle number or point in a series arranged in order of size [ the median grade in the group 50, 55, 85, 88, 92 is 85; the average is 74 ] ; norm implies a standard of average performance for a given group [ a child below the norm for his age in reading comprehension ]__v.____Syn.__compute an average, take the average, strike a balance, reduce to a mean, split the difference, equate, equalize, pair off.**• average out,**__Syn.__stabilize, balance, arrive at an average; see equalize .**III****(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)****I**__n.__norm, par, standard, mean.**II**__a.__ordinary, typical, usual, common, standard, *garden variety, middling, intermediate, fair, moderate, median, run-of-the-mill, so-so, everyday.ANT.:*exceptional, above par, extraordinary***IV****(Roget's Thesaurus II)****I**__noun__Something, as a type, number, quantity, or degree, that represents a midpoint between extremes on a scale of valuation: mean3, median, medium, norm, par.*See*USUAL.**II**__adjective__**1.**Of moderately good quality but less than excellent: acceptable, adequate, all right, common, decent, fair, fairish, goodish, moderate, passable, respectable, satisfactory, sufficient, tolerable.*Informal:*OK, tidy.*See*GOOD.**2.**Commonly encountered: common, commonplace, general, normal, ordinary, typical, usual.*See*SURPRISE.**3.**Being of no special quality or type: common, commonplace, cut-and-dried, formulaic, garden, garden-variety, indifferent, mediocre, ordinary, plain, routine, run-of-the-mill, standard, stock, undistinguished, unexceptional, unremarkable.*See*GOOD, USUAL.

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**average**— n Average, mean, median, norm, par denote something and usually a number, a quantity, or a condition that represents a middle point between extremes. Of these words average, mean, median, and par are also used as adjectives. Average is an… … New Dictionary of Synonyms**average**— [av′ər ij, av′rij] n. [altered (by assoc. with ME average, money rent paid in place of service by the tenant with his horses < aver, draft horse) < OFr avarie, damage to ship or goods, mooring charges < OIt avaria < Ar ʿ awār, damaged … English World dictionary**average**— I (midmost) adjective center, centermost, intermediate, mean, mean proportioned, medial, median, mediate, medium, mid, middle, middle class, middle grade, middlemost, middling associated concepts: average annual earnings or wages, average capital … Law dictionary**Average**— Av er*age, n. [OF. average, LL. averagium, prob. fr. OF. aver, F. avoir, property, horses, cattle, etc.; prop. infin., to have, from L. habere to have. Cf. F. av[ e]rage small cattle, and avarie (perh. of different origin) damage to ship or cargo … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English**Average**— Av er*age, a. 1. 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… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English**Average**— Av er*age, v. i. 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. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English**average**— [adj1] normal, typical boilerplate*, common, commonplace, customary, dime a dozen*, everyday, fair, fair to middling*, familiar, garden*, garden variety*, general, humdrum*, intermediate, mainstream, mediocre, medium, middle of the road*,… … New thesaurus**average**— ► NOUN 1) the result obtained by adding several amounts together and then dividing the total by the number of amounts. 2) a usual amount or level. ► ADJECTIVE 1) constituting an average. 2) usual or ordinary. 3) mediocre. ► … English terms dictionary**Average**— Av er*age, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Averaged} (?); p. pr. & vb. n. {Averaging}.] 1. To find the mean of, when sums or quantities are unequal; to reduce to a mean. [1913 Webster] 2. To divide among a number, according to a given proportion; as, to… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English**avérage**— 1. (a vé ra j ) s. m. Terme de commerce. La moyenne avérée, vraie, reconnue telle, et en général la moyenne. Sur trois ans l avérage a été de.... ÉTYMOLOGIE Avérer. avérage 2. (entrée créée par le supplément) (a vé ra j ) s. m. Nom, dans le… … Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré**average**— (del inglés; pronunciamos averás ) sustantivo masculino 1. Área: deporte Promedio, término medio: Gana el Barcelona por gol average … Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española