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Definizione monolingua e traduzione average



Inglese grammatica

average


Verb

average (third-person singular simple present averages, present participle averaging, simple past and past participle averaged)


  1. (transitive, informal) To compute the arithmetic mean of.
    If you average 10, 20 and 24, you get 18.
  2. (transitive) Over a period of time or across members of a population, to have or generate a mean value of.
    The daily high temperature last month averaged 15C.
Noun

Wikipedia average (plural averages)


  1. (arithmetic) The arithmetic mean.
    The average of 10, 20 and 24 is (10 20 24)/3 = 18.
  2. (statistics) Any measure of central tendency, especially any mean, the median, or the mode (see Usage notes below).
  3. (sports) An indication of a players ability calculated from his scoring record, etc.
    batting average
Adjective

average (comparative more average, superlative most average)


  1. (not comparable) Constituting or relating to the average.
    The average age of the participants was 18.5.
  2. Neither very good nor very bad; rated somewhere in the middle of all others in the same category.
    I soon found I was only an average chess player.
  3. Typical.
    • 2002, Andy Turnbull, The Synthetic Beast: When Corporations Come to Life, page 12,
      We tend to think that exceptionally attractive men and women are outstanding but the fact is that they are more average than most.
    • 2004, Deirdre V. Lovecky, Different Minds: Gifted Children with AD/HD, Asperger Syndrome, and Other Learning Deficits, page 75,
      Things that never would occur to more average children, with and without AD/HD, will give these children nightmares.
    • 2009, Susan T. Fiske, Social Beings: Core Motives in Social Psychology, page 73,
      In other words, highly attractive people like highly attractive communicators and more average people like more average communicators.
    The average family will not need the more expensive features of this product.
  4. (informal) Not outstanding, not good, banal; bad or poor.
    • 2002, Andy Slaven, Video Game Bible, 1985-2002, page 228,
      The graphics, sound, and most everything else are all very average. However, the main thing that brings this game down are the controls - they feel very clumsy and awkward at times.
    • 2005, Brad Knight, Laci Peterson: The Whole Story: Laci, Scott, and Ambers Deadly Love Triangle, page 308,
      But what the vast majority of the populace doesn′t realise is the fact that he′s only on TV because he became famous from one case, Winona Ryders, which, by the way, he lost because hes only a very average attorney.
    • 2009, Carn Tiernan, On the Back of the Other Side, page 62,
      In the piano stool there was a stack of music, mostly sentimental ballads intended to be sung by people with very average voices accompanied by not very competent pianists.
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