B1 [C or U] the result you get by adding two or more amounts together and dividing the total by the number of amounts: The average of the three numbers 7, 12, and 20 is 13, because the total of 7, 12, and 20 is 39, and 39 divided by 3 is 13. Prices have risen by an average of four percent over the past year. My income's rather variable, but I earn £175 a day on average.

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- 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.

B1 [S or U] a standard or level that is considered to be typical or usual: The audience figures were lower than average for this sort of film. In western Europe, a seven to eight-hour working day is about the average. On average, people who don't smoke are healthier than people who do. The quality of candidates was (well) below/above average. I expect to spend an average of $50 to $60 on a meal in a restaurant.

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- 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.

B1 [before noun] An average number is the number you get by adding two or more amounts together and dividing the total by the number of amounts: average earnings/income/rainfall The average age of the US soldiers who fought in the Vietnam War was 19.

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- 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.

averagely

adverb uk
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/-li/

› He's an averagely attractive man.(Definition of average from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

› mathematics [C] the result obtained by adding two or more amounts together and dividing the total by the number of amounts, or by another total: I’m 35 and my brothers are 32 and 26, so the average of our ages is 31. In his third season on the team, he raised his batting average to .270. Interest rates rose on average to 10.05% in January.

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

› [C] the result that you get by adding two or more amounts together and dividing this total by the number of amounts: daily/monthly/quarterly average Trading was 297 million shares, down from the three-month daily average of 313 million shares. The state's unemployment rate remained well below the **national average** of 5.7 percent.an average of Its economy has grown at an annual average of 3.6% for the past seven years. Regulators are careful to stress that the performance figures are only averages - some companies performed better.

› [U] INSURANCE → partial loss

› used to describe an amount that you get by adding two or more amounts together and then dividing by the number of amounts: average price/cost/value Price rises were strong in Wales, where the average cost of a property jumped by 31.8%.average age/speed/rate The average age of the 'Times' reader is fairly low at 42.

› not bad, but not excellent either: Despite high expectations, sales levels last quarter were only average.

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

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