average

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average av·er·age (āv'ər-ĭj, āv'rĭj)
n.

  1. A number that typifies a set of numbers of which it is a function.

  2. See arithmetic mean.

  3. An intermediate level or degree.

adj.
  1. Of, relating to, or constituting an average.

  2. Being intermediate between extremes, as on a scale.

v. av·er·aged, av·er·ag·ing, av·er·ag·es
  1. To calculate the average of.

  2. To do or have an average of.

  3. To distribute proportionately, as over a period of time.

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