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English definition of “average”

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
(Definition of average noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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