Meaning of “average out” in the English Dictionary

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"average out" in British English

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average out

phrasal verb with average uk /ˈæv.ər.ɪdʒ/ us /ˈæv.ɚ.ɪdʒ/ verb [ T ]

(Definition of “average out” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"average out" in American English

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average out

phrasal verb with average us /ˈæv·rɪdʒ, -ə·rɪdʒ/ verb [ I/T ]

to become equal or similar over a period of time:

The highs and lows of life tend to average out.

(Definition of “average out” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"average out" in Business English

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average out

phrasal verb with average uk /ˈævərɪdʒ/ us verb [ T ]

[ T ] to calculate the average of a set of numbers or amounts:

To calculate any profit, the final level of the index will be averaged out over the past 12 months.
This is the equivalent of 37,000 families paying nearly £3 billion, around £80,000 each if you average it out.
average out at/to sth

to equal a particular rate or amount, based on an average that is calculated over a period of time:

People are usually prepared to accept a spread of investment that covers different risk levels, providing they average out at the level of risk sought.
Annual salaries among its workforce of 6,608 averaged out to around £27,000.

(Definition of “average out” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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