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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
average (noun)
1.
a) a single value (as a mean, mode, or median) that summarizes or represents the general significance of a set of unequal values
b) - mean
2.
a) an estimation of or approximation to an arithmetic mean
b) a level (as of intelligence) typical of a group, class, or series - above the average
3.
a ratio expressing the average performance especially of an athletic team or an athlete computed according to the number of opportunities for successful performance
average (adjective)
1.
equaling an arithmetic mean
2.
a) being about midway between extremes - a man of average height
b) not out of the ordinary - common the average person
average (verb)
intransitive verb
1.
a) to be or come to an average - the gain averaged out to 20 percent
b) to have a medial value of - a color averaging a pale purple
2.
transitive verb
to buy on a falling market or sell on a rising market additional shares or commodities so as to obtain a more favorable average price - usually used with down or up
1.
to do, get, or have on the average or as an average sum or quantity - averages 12 hours of work a day
2.
to find the arithmetic mean of (a series of unequal quantities)
3.
a) to bring toward the average
b) to divide among a number proportionately
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
average (adjective)
1.
being about midway between extremes of amount or size
SYNONIMS:
average, intermediate, mean, median, medium, middling, midsize ( midsized), moderate, modest
RELATED WORDS:
reasonable; common, commonplace, conventional, normal, popular, regular, routine, standard, typical, usual; adequate, passable, tolerable
NEAR ANTONYMS:
excessive, extreme; exceptional, rare, strange, uncommon, unusual; distinctive, idiosyncratic, special, unique; individual, peculiar, private
average (adjective)
2.
being of the type that is encountered in the normal course of events
SYNONIMS:
average, common, commonplace, cut-and-dried ( cut-and-dry), everyday, garden-variety, normal, prosaic, routine, run-of-the-mill, standard, standard-issue, unexceptional, unremarkable, usual, workaday
RELATED WORDS:
regular, typical, unextraordinary; familiar, homely, plain, plain-Jane, popular, vulgar; natural; customary, wonted; insignificant, trivial, unimportant; frequent, habitual; expected, predictable
NEAR ANTONYMS:
curious, funny, peculiar, quaint, queer; aberrant, anomalous, atypical, irregular, untypical; rare, recherché, scarce; fantastic ( fantastical), phenomenal; bizarre, far-out, Kafkaesque, outrageous, outré, wacky ( whacky), way-out, weird, wild; eccentric, idiosyncratic, kooky ( kookie), nonconformist, oddball, offbeat, unconventional, unorthodox; freak, freakish; conspicuous, notable, novel, outstanding, prominent, salient, signal, striking, unexampled, unprecedented; singular, unique, unparalleled
abnormal, exceptional, extraordinary, odd, out-of-the-way, strange, unusual
average (adjective)
3.
having or showing the qualities associated with the members of a particular group or kind
SYNONIMS:
archetypal ( archetypical), average, characteristic, normal, regular, representative, standard, true
RELATED WORDS:
common, commonplace, conventional, customary, everyday, ordinary, usual, wonted, workaday; classic, textbook, vintage; expected, familiar, habitual, predictable, routine, unexceptional, unremarkable; predominant, preponderant
NEAR ANTONYMS:
uncommon, unconventional, uncustomary, unusual, unwonted; distinctive, especial, exceptional, extraordinary, infrequent, noteworthy, rare, remarkable, singular, special, unexpected, unfamiliar, unique, unpredictable; eccentric, idiosyncratic, nonconformist, peculiar, unknown, unorthodox; curious, erratic, funky, funny, odd, oddball, offbeat, outlandish, quirky, screwy, strange, wacky ( whacky), way-out; bizarre, fantastic ( fantastical), far-out, freak, freakish, kooky ( kookie), out-of-the-way, outrageous, outré, rare, singular, unnatural, weird, wild
aberrant, abnormal, anomalous, atypical, deviant, irregular, nonrepresentative, nontypical, untypical
average (noun)
what is typical of a group, class, or series
SYNONIMS:
norm, normal, par, standard
RELATED WORDS:
golden mean, mean, median, middle; commonplace, ordinary, rule, run, status quo, usual; exemplar, representative
NEAR ANTONYMS:
abnormality, anomaly, deviation, exception, rarity
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