averagenounuk /ˈæv.ər.ɪdʒ/ us /-ɚ-/
average noun (AMOUNT)
- Countywide, exam results have improved by an average of eight percent.
- Rates of pay are above average.
- The number of spectators at football matches was lower than average last season.
- The number of soldiers killed this week is much higher than the weekly average.
- On average, I earn about one and a half thousand pounds a month.
average noun (USUAL STANDARD)
- His marks in English have been below average for some time now.
- Tickets for such events will cost around $30 on average.
- On average, people seem to go away on holiday twice a year.
- I'm afraid his latest piece of work was well below average.
- This chocolate cake is superb - much better that the average.
averageverb [T]uk /ˈæv.ər.ɪdʒ/ us /-ɚ-/
averageadjectiveuk /ˈæv.ər.ɪdʒ/ us /-ɚ-/
average adjective (AMOUNT)
- The average temperature worldwide has risen by about one degree Fahrenheit in the past 100 years.
- The average cost of a new house has gone up by 5% to £76,500.
- The average human lifespan in the developed countries has increased over the last hundred years.
- The average annual rainfall in this region: 750 mm.
- There will be an increase in tax for those earning in excess of twice the national average wage.
average adjective (USUAL)
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