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average

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1 being about midway between extremes of amount or size
  • not a Chihuahua or a Saint Bernard, but a dog of more average dimensions
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average

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what is typical of a group, class, or series
  • My cat's a cut above the average when it comes to being a finicky eater.
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average, mean, median, norm mean something that represents a middle point. average is the quotient obtained by dividing the sum total of a set of figures by the number of figures.
    • scored an average of 85 on tests
mean may be the simple average or it may represent value midway between two extremes.
    • a high of 70° and a low of 50° give a mean of 60°
median applies to the value that represents the point at which there are as many instances above as there are below.
    • average of a group of persons earning 3, 4, 5, 8, and 10 dollars an hour is 6 dollars, whereas the median is 5 dollars
norm means the average of performance of a significantly large group, class, or grade.
    • scores about the norm for fifth grade arithmetic


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