average NOUN 1) the result obtained by adding several amounts together and then dividing the total by the number of amounts. 2) a usual amount or level.
ADJECTIVE 1) constituting an average. 2) usual or ordinary. 3) mediocre.
VERB 1) amount to or achieve as an average. 2) calculate the average of.
DERIVATIVES averagely adverb averageness noun.
ORIGIN French avarie 'damage to ship or cargo' , from Arabic; the modern sense arose from the equitable sharing of liability for losses at sea between the owners of the vessel and of the cargo.

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