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moving average

noun, Statistics.
1.
one of a succession of averages of data from a time series, where each average is calculated by successively shifting the interval by the same period of time.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15
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Examples for moving average
  • First, recall that this index is a three-month moving average of reported closed sales.
  • Regardless of what side of the debate you're on, you should really be looking at the moving average not the yearly max.
British Dictionary definitions for moving average

moving average

noun
1.
(statistics) (of a sequence of values) a derived sequence of the averages of successive subsequences of a given number of members, often used in time series to even out short-term fluctuations and make a trend clearer the 3-term moving average of 4, 6, 8, 7, 9, 8 is 6, 7, 8
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