(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. normal, norm, mean, standard. —adj. mean, normal, ordinary. See unimportance, mediocrity, generality. Ant., exceptional, extraordinary, outstanding.
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. ordinary, normal, medium, mediocre; see common 1 , normal 1 .
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 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
norm, par, standard, mean.
ordinary, typical, usual, common, standard, *garden variety, middling, intermediate, fair, moderate, median, run-of-the-mill, so-so, everyday.
ANT.: exceptional, above par, extraordinary
(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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