Average is defined as a value found by adding all of the numbers in a set together and then dividing them by the quantity of numbers in the set.(noun)
Six is an example of the average of five and seven.
The definition of average is typical or common.(adjective)
A person with brown hair, brown eyes, medium build and medium height is an example of an average individual.
See average in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: altered (by assoc. with ME average, money rent paid in place of service by the tenant with his horses < aver, draft horse) < OFr avarie, damage to ship or goods, mooring charges < OIt avaria < Ar ʿawār, damaged goods; order of main sense development (in average), , , , , etc.
See average in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: From Middle English averay, charge above the cost of freight
Origin: , from Old French avarie
Origin: , from Old Italian avaria, duty
Origin: , from Arabic ‘awārīya, damaged goods
Origin: , from ‘awār, blemish
Origin: , from ‘awira, to be damaged; see עwr in Semitic roots.
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