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So far, I haven't met anyone, and with an average fifteen-hour workday schedule, I hardly think it's probable... For the sake of my making my point, however, let's stretch our imagination and believe that the damn girl does exist. When would we go through the period of courtship, which is very important to a woman, especially - and to marriage?
Raymond Burr

Meaning of "average" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD AVERAGE

Averay loss arising from damage to ships or cargoes (shared equitably among all concerned, hence the modern sense), from Old Italian avaria, ultimately from Arabic awār damage, blemish.
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PRONUNCIATION OF AVERAGE

average  [ˈævərɪdʒ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF AVERAGE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Average is a verb and can also act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb average in English.

WHAT DOES AVERAGE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Average

In colloquial language average usually refers to the sum of a list of numbers divided by the size of the list, in other words the arithmetic mean. However, the word "average" can be used to refer to the median, the mode, or some other central or typical value. In statistics, these are all known as measures of central tendency. Thus the concept of an average can be extended in various ways in mathematics, but in those contexts it is usually referred to as a mean.

Definition of average in the English dictionary

The first definition of average in the dictionary is the typical or normal amount, quality, degree, etc. Other definition of average is Also called: arithmetic mean. the result obtained by adding the numbers or quantities in a set and dividing the total by the number of members in the set. Average is also the quotient of the differences between the initial and final values of the two quantities that make up the ratio.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO AVERAGE

PRESENT

Present
I average
you average
he/she/it averages
we average
you average
they average
Present continuous
I am averaging
you are averaging
he/she/it is averaging
we are averaging
you are averaging
they are averaging
Present perfect
I have averaged
you have averaged
he/she/it has averaged
we have averaged
you have averaged
they have averaged
Present perfect continuous
I have been averaging
you have been averaging
he/she/it has been averaging
we have been averaging
you have been averaging
they have been averaging
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I averaged
you averaged
he/she/it averaged
we averaged
you averaged
they averaged
Past continuous
I was averaging
you were averaging
he/she/it was averaging
we were averaging
you were averaging
they were averaging
Past perfect
I had averaged
you had averaged
he/she/it had averaged
we had averaged
you had averaged
they had averaged
Past perfect continuous
I had been averaging
you had been averaging
he/she/it had been averaging
we had been averaging
you had been averaging
they had been averaging
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will average
you will average
he/she/it will average
we will average
you will average
they will average
Future continuous
I will be averaging
you will be averaging
he/she/it will be averaging
we will be averaging
you will be averaging
they will be averaging
Future perfect
I will have averaged
you will have averaged
he/she/it will have averaged
we will have averaged
you will have averaged
they will have averaged
Future perfect continuous
I will have been averaging
you will have been averaging
he/she/it will have been averaging
we will have been averaging
you will have been averaging
they will have been averaging
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would average
you would average
he/she/it would average
we would average
you would average
they would average
Conditional continuous
I would be averaging
you would be averaging
he/she/it would be averaging
we would be averaging
you would be averaging
they would be averaging
Conditional perfect
I would have average
you would have average
he/she/it would have average
we would have average
you would have average
they would have average
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been averaging
you would have been averaging
he/she/it would have been averaging
we would have been averaging
you would have been averaging
they would have been averaging
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you average
we let´s average
you average
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to average
Past participle
averaged
Present Participle
averaging
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH AVERAGE


acreage
ˈeɪkərɪdʒ
amperage
ˈæmpərɪdʒ
anchorage
ˈæŋkərɪdʒ
beverage
ˈbɛvərɪdʒ
Beveridge
ˈbɛvərɪdʒ
brokerage
ˈbrəʊkərɪdʒ
Coleridge
ˈkəʊlərɪdʒ
coverage
ˈkʌvərɪdʒ
deleverage
diːˈlɛvərɪdʒ
haemorrhage
ˈhɛmərɪdʒ
hemorrhage
ˈhemərɪdʒ
leverage
ˈliːvərɪdʒ
noncoverage
ˌnɒnˈkʌvərɪdʒ
pierage
ˈpɪərɪdʒ
pilferage
ˈpɪlfərɪdʒ
porterage
ˈpɔːtərɪdʒ
sewerage
ˈsuːərɪdʒ
subaverage
sʌbˈævərɪdʒ
unaverage
ʌnˈævərɪdʒ
vicarage
ˈvɪkərɪdʒ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE AVERAGE

aver
average adjuster
average clause
average deviation
average speed
averagely
averageness
averager
averagings
averment
Averno
Avernus
averrable
averred
averring
Averroism
Averroist
Averroistic
averruncate
averruncation

WORDS THAT END LIKE AVERAGE

acierage
cooperage
customs brokerage
Dow-Jones average
fosterage
garage
general average
goal average
grade point average
interage
lighterage
moving average
Nikkei average
Nikkei Stock Average
on average
overage
peerage
plunderage
steerage
underage
weighted average

Synonyms and antonyms of average in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «AVERAGE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «average» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of average

Translation of «average» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF AVERAGE

Find out the translation of average to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of average from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «average» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

平均的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

medio
570 millions of speakers

English

average
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

औसत
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مُعَدَّل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

средний
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

médio
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

গড়
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

moyen
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Purata
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

durchschnittlich
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

平均の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

평균의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Rata-rata
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

trung bình
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சராசரி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सरासरी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ortalama
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

medio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

przeciętny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

середній
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

mediu
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μέσος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gemiddelde
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

genomsnittlig
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

gjennomsnittlig
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of average

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «AVERAGE»

The term «average» is very widely used and occupies the 2.014 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «AVERAGE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «average» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «average» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about average

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10 QUOTES WITH «AVERAGE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word average.
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Roger Ailes
Growing up in Ohio and just being kind of an average guy from flyover country - my dad was a factory guy - I try to put things on a screen that reflect reality. I don't mind if people want to argue with that, or think that's crazy.
2
Robert Atkins
I eat more vegetables than the average vegetarian.
3
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
I'm just an average woman with average concerns.
4
Linwood Barclay
Al Gore, the former vice-president of the United States, lives in a mansion that uses more electricity than the average family's bungalow! David Suzuki rides on a bus that uses more fuel than a Smart car to get across Canada! Oh my God! And this is just the tip of the vanishing iceberg!
5
Bruce Barton
It takes a real storm in the average person's life to make him realize how much worrying he has done over the squalls.
6
Michael Baumgartner
My interest in foreign policy is above the average voter's interest. That doesn't mean we shouldn't talk about it.
7
Daniel J. Bernstein
The average user doesn't give a damn what happens, as long as (1) it works and (2) it's fast.
8
A. Whitney Brown
Our bombs are smarter than the average high school student. At least they can find Kuwait.
9
Raymond Burr
So far, I haven't met anyone, and with an average fifteen-hour workday schedule, I hardly think it's probable... For the sake of my making my point, however, let's stretch our imagination and believe that the damn girl does exist. When would we go through the period of courtship, which is very important to a woman, especially - and to marriage?
10
Stephen J. Cannell
Everyone starts out desperately trying to make a hit, but some people are just more mistake-prone than others. I happened to be fairly mistake-prone. Of the 40 shows I made, I'd say ten were hits, which is a pretty good average.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «AVERAGE»

Discover the use of average in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to average and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Average Is Over: Powering America Beyond the Age of the ...
In this eye-opening book, renowned economist and bestselling author Tyler Cowen explains that phenomenon: High earners are taking ever more advantage of machine intelligence in data analysis and achieving ever-better results.
Tyler Cowen, 2013
2
Your Average Nigga: Performing Race, Literacy, and Masculinity
On the contrary, racial and verbal performances only reinscribe the essentialism that they are believed to subvert. Scholars and teachers of rhetoric, performance studies, and African American studies will enjoy this insightful volume.
Vershawn Ashanti Young, 2007
3
About Average
As the end of sixth grade nears, Jordan Johnson, unhappy that she is only average in appearance, intelligence, and athletic ability, reveals her special skills when disaster strikes her central Illinois elementary school.
Andrew Clements, 2012
4
On an Average Day
Cultural conflicts have seldom been so intelligently explored on the stage.
John Kolvenbach, 2008
5
General Average: Law and Practice
The text explains how these rules and practice fit with the underlying legal background and takes account of developments in other areas of the law such as salvage.
Francis D. Rose, 1997
6
The Average American Marriage: A Novel
" Even Penthouse called it "appalling." The New York Times called it "the literary love child of Neil LaBute, Judy Blume, and Eminem." Now, Chad Kultgen's unforgettable antihero is back—this time as a married man.
Chad Kultgen, 2013
7
Better Chess for Average Players
Teaches amateur chess players how to improve their chess skills so they can become better players.
Tim Harding, 1996
8
On an average day-- in the Soviet Union
Offers statistics concerning the things that happen during an average day, including earnings, production, crime, and work
Tom Heymann, 1990
9
The Average American: The Extraordinary Search for the ...
On a journey across America to find the most typical American citizen, the author describes his encounters with "average" residents and businesspeople and dispels many myths and assumptions about the average American.
Kevin O'Keefe, 2005
10
Just Your Average Princess
Jamie Edwards has loved everything about growing up on a pumpkin patch, but ever since her cousin Milan Woods arrived, things have really stunk.
Kristina Springer, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «AVERAGE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term average is used in the context of the following news items.
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N.Y. state's average gas price drops for first time since early April
The state average on Sunday, based on a survey of 6,118 gas outlets in New York, was $2.94 per gallon, according to GasBuddy. The national ... «The Daily Freeman, Jul 15»
2
Average gas price could return to nearly $2/gallon as Iran deal looms
The national average gas price could return to nearly $2 a gallon later this year, said Tom Kloza, chief oil analyst at the Oil Price Information ... «fox6now.com, Jul 15»
3
Dow Jones Industrial Average Falling Today After Greek Vote
Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average for Monday, July 6, forecasted a 125-point decline from Thursday's close as traders brace for the ... «Money Morning, Jul 15»
4
Why The Dow Jones Industrial Average Is Unmoved By Greek …
U.S. stocks initially opened sharply lower, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average losing more than 100 points, led by a 1 percent decline from ... «International Business Times, Jul 15»
5
Total attendance up, average down for UE, USI men's basketball in …
That amounted to an average of 4,224 per game compared to 4,546 per game in 2013-14. That small decline per game is likely due to the Aces ... «Evansville Courier & Press, Jul 15»
6
NCAA: Dayton men's basketball ranks 24th in average attendance
The University of Dayton ranked 24th in the nation in average attendance at men's basketball games in the 2014-15 season, the NCAA ... «Dayton Daily News, Jul 15»
7
Bay Area Ocean Temperatures 5-10 Degrees Above Historical …
(CBS SF) — Ocean water temperatures in the San Francisco Bay Area are above their historical summertime average, a National Weather ... «CBS Local, Jul 15»
8
Randy Forbes: Sex traffickers start children at average age of 11 to 14
"The average age a child is trafficked into the commercial sex trade industry is between 11 and 14 years old," Forbes, R-4th, wrote in a June 16 ... «PolitiFact, Jul 15»
9
Notable Two Hundred Day Moving Average Cross - VSS
In trading on Monday, shares of the Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US Small-Cap ETF (Symbol: VSS) crossed below their 200 day moving ... «Nasdaq, Jul 15»
10
The Average American Is Becoming More Financially Fragile. Here's …
The average American family has tightened its wallet in many areas. And yet, it is still fragile. Most of the problems we have today came from ... «Motley Fool, Jul 15»

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