Meaning of “average” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun uk us /ˈævərɪdʒ/

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.
USUAL [ C, U ]

B1 the usual or typical amount:

well above/below average
on average

B2 usually, or based on an average:

Female workers earn, on average, a third less than men.

(Definition of “average noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)