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noun average pronunciation in American English /ˈæv(ə)rɪdʒ/ 
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] the amount, level, standard, etc. that is typical of a group of people or things

    Incomes here are nowhere near the national average.

    above/below average:

    Her performance in the test was way below average.

  2. 2
    [singular/uncountable] math an amount that is calculated by adding several numbers together and dividing the total by the original number of things you added together

    Add 20, 10, and 30 and find the average.

    average of:

    Each of the people in the study lost an average of six pounds in weight.

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