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average

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  • n  a statistic describing the location of a distribution
  • n  (sports) the ratio of successful performances to opportunities
  • n  an intermediate scale value regarded as normal or usual
    he is about average in height
    the snowfall this month is below average
  • v  amount to or come to an average, without loss or gain
    The number of hours I work per work averages out to 40
  • v  achieve or reach on average
    He averaged a C
  • v  compute the average of
  • s  approximating the statistical norm or average or expected value
    the average income in New England is below that of the nation
    of average height for his age
  • s  lacking special distinction, rank, or status; commonly encountered
    average people
  • s  lacking exceptional quality or ability
    a novel of average merit
    the caliber of the students has gone from mediocre to above average
  • s  around the middle of a scale of evaluation
    an orange of average size
  • s  relating to or constituting the most frequent value in a distribution
  • s  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)

  • In a country this big and diverse, being average still leaves you room to be different.
  • 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.
  • In a country this big and diverse, being average still leaves you room to be different.
News & Articles

  • 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.
    June 20, 2013 - The Appleton Post-Crescent
  • 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 ...
    June 20, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! Finance
  • 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.
    June 20, 2013 - Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
Quotes

  • Sarah Palin in Politics In Color
    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.
  • Lee Baca in USA Today
    My message to those who don't like celebrities is that punishing celebrities more than the average American is not justice,Baca said.
  • John McCain in Seattle Times
    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.

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