Synonyms of average


1. average, norm, statistic

usage: a statistic describing the location of a distribution; "it set the norm for American homes"

2. average, ratio

usage: (sports) the ratio of successful performances to opportunities

3. average, scale value

usage: an intermediate scale value regarded as normal or usual; "he is about average in height"; "the snowfall this month is below average"


1. average, average out, total, number, add up, come, amount

usage: amount to or come to an average, without loss or gain; "The number of hours I work per work averages out to 40"

2. average, achieve, accomplish, attain, reach

usage: achieve or reach on average; "He averaged a C"

3. average, average out, calculate, cipher, cypher, compute, work out, reckon, figure

usage: compute the average of


1. average, mean(prenominal), normal (vs. abnormal)

usage: 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"; "the mean annual rainfall"

2. average, ordinary, common (vs. uncommon)

usage: lacking special distinction, rank, or status; commonly encountered; "average people"; "the ordinary (or common) man in the street"

3. average, fair, mediocre, middling, ordinary (vs. extraordinary)

usage: lacking exceptional quality or ability; "a novel of average merit"; "only a fair performance of the sonata"; "in fair health"; "the caliber of the students has gone from mediocre to above average"; "the performance was middling at best"

4. average, intermediate, medium, moderate (vs. immoderate)

usage: around the middle of a scale of evaluation; "an orange of average size"; "intermediate capacity"; "medium bombers"

5. modal(prenominal), average, normal (vs. abnormal)

usage: relating to or constituting the most frequent value in a distribution; "the modal age at which American novelists reach their peak is 30"

6. median(prenominal), average, normal (vs. abnormal)

usage: 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); "the median value of 17, 20, and 36 is 20"; "the median income for the year was $15,000"

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Definition and meaning of average (Dictionary)