average - definition and synonyms


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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. 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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