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average

noun [C] (AMOUNT)   /ˈæv·rɪdʒ, -ər·ɪdʒ/
mathematics 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 .
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