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verb [transitive] average pronunciation in British English /ˈæv(ə)rɪdʒ/
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present tense
present participleaveraging
past tenseaveraged
past participleaveraged
  1. to usually do, have, involve etc a particular level or amount

    It’s a small shop, averaging about 500 customers a week.

    The cost of developing a new drug now averages around £500 million.

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the practice of giving birth in the presence of several friends and relatives

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