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Incomes here are nowhere near the national average.
Her performance in the test was way below average.
Add 20, 10, and 30 and find the average.
Each of the people in the study lost an average of six pounds in weight.
On average, women live between five and seven years longer than men.
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English version of definition of average
a generation … who are balancing working life with caring for both their teenage children and elderly parents
a large cake decorated or filled with sweet foods such as fruit, cream, and chocolate
to gossip or share personal information with someone …
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