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average

noun [S or U] (USUAL STANDARD)    /ˈæv.ər.ɪdʒ/ US  /-ɚ-/
B1 a standard or level that is considered to be typical or usual : The audience figures were lower than average for this sort of film . In western Europe , a seven to eight-hour working day is about the average. On average, people who don't smoke are healthier than people who do. The quality of candidates was (well) below/above average. I expect to spend an average of $50 to $60 on a meal in a restaurant .Plain and ordinaryTedious and uninspiring
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