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Average meaning

average - 19 dictionary results

  1. 1. approximating the statistical norm or average or expected value; " the average income in New England is below that of the nation"; " of average height for his age"; " the mean annual rainfall"
  2. 2. relating to or constituting the middle value of an ordered set of values ( or the average of the middle two in an even- numbered set); " the median value of 17, 20, and 36 is 20"; " the median income for the year was $ 15, 000"
  3. 3. relating to or constituting the most frequent value in a distribution; " the modal age at which American novelists reach their peak is 30"
  4. 4. That service which a tenant owed his lord, to be done by the work beasts of the tenant, as the carriage of wheat, turf, etc.
  5. 5. A tariff or duty on goods, etc.
  6. 6. Any charge in addition to the regular charge for freight of goods shipped.
  7. 7. A contribution to a loss or charge which has been imposed upon one of several for the general benefit; damage done by sea perils.
  8. 8. The equitable and proportionate distribution of loss or expense among all interested.
  9. 9. A mean proportion, medial sum or quantity, made out of unequal sums or quantities; an arithmetical mean. Thus, if A loses 5 dollars, B 9, and C 16, the sum is 30, and the average 10.
  10. 10. Any medial estimate or general statement derived from a comparison of diverse specific cases; a medium or usual size, quantity, quality, rate, etc.
  11. 11. In the English corn trade, the medial price of the several kinds of grain in the principal corn markets.
  12. 12. Pertaining to an average or mean; medial; containing a mean proportion; of a mean size, quality, ability, etc.; ordinary; usual; as, an average rate of profit; an average amount of rain; the average Englishman; beings of the average stamp.
  13. 13. According to the laws of averages; as, the loss must be made good by average contribution.
  14. 14. To find the mean of, when sums or quantities are unequal; to reduce to a mean.
  15. 15. To divide among a number, according to a given proportion; as, to average a loss.
  16. 16. To do, accomplish, get, etc., on an average.
  17. 17. To form, or exist in, a mean or medial sum or quantity; to amount to, or to be, on an average; as, the losses of the owners will average twenty five dollars each; these spars average ten feet in length.
  18. 18. A mean proportion; proportional distribution.
  19. 19. Containing a mean proportion.

average - examples of usage

  1. Less than the half of that would be nearer the average. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  2. That would leave the average for the men much higher than I have put it there. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  3. 7120. Was that about an average number of men fishing for other curers, or was it greater or less than usual? - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
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