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average

noun  /ˈæv·rɪdʒ, -ər·ɪdʒ/ us  

average noun (USUAL STANDARD)

[U] a standard or level that is considered to be typical or usual: The quality of her work is well above average.

average noun (AMOUNT)

mathematics [C] the result obtained by adding two or more amounts together and dividing the total by the number of amounts, or by another total: I’m 35 and my brothers are 32 and 26, so the average of our ages is 31. In his third season on the team, he raised his batting average to .270. Interest rates rose on average to 10.05% in January.
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