- average ► NOUN 1) the result obtained by adding several amounts together and then dividing the total by the number of amounts. 2) a usual amount or level.► ADJECTIVE 1) constituting an average. 2) usual or ordinary. 3) mediocre.► VERB 1) amount to or achieve as an average. 2) calculate the average of.DERIVATIVES averagely adverb averageness noun.ORIGIN French avarie 'damage to ship or cargo' , from Arabic; the modern sense arose from the equitable sharing of liability for losses at sea between the owners of the vessel and of the cargo.
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