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adjective average pronunciation in American English /ˈæv(ə)rɪdʒ/
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  1. 1
    around a usual or ordinary level or standard
    a child of average intelligence
    He’s about average height.
    1. a.
      neither good nor bad
      The standard of the work overall was average.
    2. b.
      like most others of the same type
      The average child spends around ten hours a week watching television.
  2. 2
    not very good
    a decidedly average performance
  3. 3
    [only before noun] maths calculated by adding a group of numbers together and dividing the total by the amount of numbers
    winds with an average speed of 15 miles per hour

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a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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