Meaning of AVERAGE in English



Function: verb

Inflected Form: av · er · aged ; av · er · ag · ing

Date: 1769

intransitive verb

1 a : to be or come to an average <the gain averaged out to 20 percent> b : to have a medial value of <a color averaging a pale purple>

2 : to buy on a falling market or sell on a rising market additional shares or commodities so as to obtain a more favorable average price ― usually used with down or up

transitive verb

1 : to do, get, or have on the average or as an average sum or quantity < average s 12 hours of work a day>

2 : to find the arithmetic mean of (a series of unequal quantities)

3 a : to bring toward the average b : to divide among a number proportionately

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.