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batting average

noun
1.
Baseball. a measure of the batting ability of a player, obtained by dividing the number of base hits by the number of official times at bat and carrying out the result to three decimal places. A player with 100 base hits in 300 times at bat has a batting average of 0.333.
2.
Informal. a degree of achievement or accomplishment in any activity.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70, Americanism
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