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adjective average pronunciation in British English /ˈæv(ə)rɪdʒ/
  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. 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 teaching method in which groups of children learn independently using a computer linked to the internet

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a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …

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