batting-average

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:
1865–70, Americanism

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batting average

noun
1. (baseball) a measure of a batter's performance; the number of base hits divided by the number of official times at bat; "Ted Williams once had a batting average above .400" 
2. (an extension of the baseball term) the proportion of times some effort succeeds; "the salesman's batting average was 7 out of 12" 
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