Definition of batting average noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


    batting average

    BrE BrE//ˈbætɪŋ ævərɪdʒ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbætɪŋ ævərɪdʒ//
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  1. 1(in cricket) the average score of a batsman, which is the number of runs scored per completed innings Bradman's Test batting average was an incredible 99.94.
  2. 2(in baseball) the average score of a batter (3), which is the number of safe hits per official times at bat He earned a lifetime batting average of .297, with 379 home runs.
  3. 3(US English) the level of success or achievement that a person or company has in an activity The company's batting average with new technologies has been spotty recently.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: batting average