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average

noun
 
 
/ˈævərɪdʒ/
AMOUNT [C] B1 an amount calculated by adding some amounts together and then dividing by the number of amounts: They work an average of 30.5 hours per week.Averages
USUAL [C, U] B1 the usual or typical amount: well above/below averageAverages
on average B2 usually, or based on an average: Female workers earn, on average, a third less than men.Averages
Translations of “average”
in Korean 평균, 보통…
in Arabic مُعَدَّل, مُتَوسِّط…
in French moyenne…
in Turkish ortalama, vasat, sıradan olan…
in Italian media…
in Chinese (Traditional) 數量, 平均數, 平均…
in Russian среднее число…
in Polish przeciętna, średnia…
in Spanish media…
in Portuguese média…
in German der Durchschnitt…
in Catalan mitjana…
in Japanese 平均(値), 通常の量, 標準値…
in Chinese (Simplified) 数量, 平均数, 平均…
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