Definition Of average


a number expressing the central or typical value in a set of data, in particular the mode, median, or (most commonly) the mean, which is calculated by dividing the sum of the values in the set by their number.

the housing prices there are twice the national average

achieve or amount to as an average rate or amount over a period of time.

annual inflation averaged 2.4 percent

constituting the result obtained by adding together several quantities and then dividing this total by the number of quantities.

the average temperature in May was 64°F

the apportionment of financial liability resulting from loss of or damage to a ship or its cargo.

Particular average signifies the damage or partial loss happening to the ship, or cargo, or freight.

Example Of average

  • According to a government census the average adult watches a total of about 70 days of TV per year!

  • According to the survey, the quality of the average diet of Chinese people has improved significantly.

  • Across Leeds as a whole results have improved on last year, and the city's schools are above the national average in all three subjects.

  • An average day at Standard Chartered will involve meetings on forthcoming deals, relations with governments or internal issues.

  • As a result, average payouts are expected to rise by about 20% under new rules.

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