average average  /ˈæ və rɪdʒ/


  1. (n) a statistic describing the location of a distribution
  2. (n) (sports) the ratio of successful performances to opportunities
  3. (n) an intermediate scale value regarded as normal or usual
  4. (v) amount to or come to an average, without loss or gain
  5. (v) achieve or reach on average
  6. (v) compute the average of
  7. (adj) approximating the statistical norm or average or expected value
  8. (adj) lacking special distinction, rank, or status; commonly encountered
  9. (adj) lacking exceptional quality or ability
  10. (adj) around the middle of a scale of evaluation
  11. (adj) relating to or constituting the most frequent value in a distribution
  12. (adj) relating to or constituting the middle value of an ordered set of values (or the average of the middle two in a set with an even number of values)

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  1. In a country this big and diverse, being average still leaves you room to be different.
  2. According to the USDA, parents spend an average of $1,220 to $3,020 on child care and education during each of the first two years, depending on household income.
  3. In a country this big and diverse, being average still leaves you room to be different.


  1. Average US rate on 30-year mortgage at 3.93 pct.

    U.S. mortgage rates fell for the first time in seven weeks, keeping the average on the 30-year fixed loan just under 4 percent. Rates are expected to surge next week. Here's a look at rates for fixed and ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Average US rate on 30-year fixed mortgage declines to 3.93 pct.; rates likely to surge

    WASHINGTON — U.S. mortgage rates declined this week, with the average on the 30-year fixed loan remaining just under 4 percent. But rates likely will surge next week now that Chairman Ben Bernanke said the Federal Reserve is likely to reduce its bond purchases later this year.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

  3. Average Fox Cities utility bill exceeds $250 per quarter

    An average homeowner in the Fox Cities pays $258 quarterly for water, sanitary sewer and storm sewer services, according to a study conducted by the Neenah Public Works Department.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The Appleton Post-Crescent


  1. "I was just your average hockey mom (who) signed up for the PTA because I wanted to make my kid's public education better," Palin said.
    on Sep 4, 2008 By: Sarah Palin Source: Politics In Color

  2. "My message to those who don't like celebrities is that punishing celebrities more than the average American is not justice," Baca said.
    on Jun 7, 2007 By: Lee Baca Source: USA Today

  3. "The dramatic reduction in violence has opened the way for a return to something approaching normal political and economic life for the average Iraqi," McCain said, making the case for staying in order to take advantage of the gains.
    on Apr 2, 2008 By: John McCain Source: Seattle Times

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