- average
**average**[av′ər ij, av′rij]__n.__[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 ʿ*aw*ā*r*, damaged goods; order of main sense development (in**AVERAGE**__n.__), 6a, 6c, 1, 2, etc.]**1.**the numerical result obtained by dividing the sum of two or more quantities by the number of quantities; an arithmetic mean**2.****a)**GRADE-POINT AVERAGE**b)**an approximation of this [an average of C in French]**3.**usual or normal kind, amount, quality, rate, etc. [an intelligence above the average]**4.**a number or value of a set of values carefully defined to typify the set, as a median or mode☆**5.**BATTING AVERAGE**6.***Maritime Law***a)**a loss incurred by damage to a ship at sea or to its cargo**b)**an incurring of such loss**c)**the equitable division of such loss among the interested parties**d)**a charge arising from such loss**e)**any of various small charges paid by the master of a ship, as for pilotage or towage__adj.__**1.**constituting an average [the average speed is high]**2.**intermediate in value, rate, etc.; hence, normal or ordinary [an average student]__vi.__averaged, averaging**1.**to be or amount to on an average [the children average six years of age]**2.**to buy or sell additional fixed amounts, as of shares of stock, at lower or higher prices over time so as to get a better average price: usually with*down*or*up***3.**to invest, as in shares of stock, fixed amounts of money at regular intervals so as to buy more at lower prices and less at higher prices: usually in phrase*dollar (cost) averaging*__vt.__**1.**to calculate the average or mean of**2.**to do, take, etc. on an average [to average six hours of sleep a night]**3.**to divide proportionately among more than two [they averaged the loss among themselves]SYN.- NORMAL——————average outto arrive at an average eventually——————on the average or on averageas an average quantity, rate, etc.SYN.-**AVERAGE**refers to the result obtained by dividing a sum by the number of quantities added*[*the*average*of 7, 9, 17 is 33 ÷ 3, or 11*]*and in extended use is applied to the usual or ordinary kind, instance, etc.; MEAN^{1}commonly designates a figure intermediate between two extremes*[*the*mean*temperature for a day with a high of 56° and a low of 34° is 45°*]*and figuratively implies moderation*[*the golden*mean]*; the MEDIAN is the middle number or point in a series arranged in order of size*[*the*median*grade in the group 50, 55, 85, 88, 92 is 85; the average is 74*]*; NORM implies a standard of average performance for a given group*[*a child below the*norm*for his age in reading comprehension*]*

*English World dictionary.
V. Neufeldt.
2014.*