average out to

idiom

: to be equal to (a specified average amount) over a period of time
The gain averaged out to 20 percent.

Examples of average out to in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Domokos’ mathematics had predicted that rock shards should average out to cubes. Quanta Magazine, 19 Nov. 2020 And if those moments average out to something commendable, that’s great! Rachel Simon, Vulture, 24 Mar. 2021 For example, Fidelity—the largest DAF sponsor—has no minimum for individuals opening a charitable account, and says that its annual fees average out to about 1% of the balance. Maria Aspan, Fortune, 22 Mar. 2022 The increase in testing supply is welcome but should be considered just a start; 500 million tests average out to less than two tests per person. Richard E. Besser, CNN, 6 Jan. 2022 Nationally, that would average out to about $12.50 an hour, but would range from about $9 in a state such as Alabama to as high as $16 in California. Washington Post, 3 Mar. 2021 The two groups average out to 70% efficacy, but nobody in either group developed severe COVID symptoms or needed hospitalization. Annie Goldsmith, Town & Country, 23 Nov. 2020 That many cookies would average out to nearly 1,700 cookies per second for 24 hours. Ian Paul, PCWorld, 27 Apr. 2021 To make this workout specific to an event like the half marathon or marathon, aim for your alternations to average out to your goal race pace. Eric Senseman, Outside Online, 26 Mar. 2021

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“Average out to.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/average%20out%20to. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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