- 1 the result of adding several amounts together, finding a total, and dividing the total by the number of amounts The average of 4, 5, and 9 is 6. Parents spend an average of$220 a year on toys. If I get an A on this essay, that will bring my average (= average grade) up to a B+. see also grade point average
- 2a level that is usual Temperatures are above/below average for the time of year. 400 people a year die of this disease on average. Class sizes in the school are below the national average. Idioms
the principle that one thing will happen as often as another if you try enough times Keep looking, and by the law of averages you'll find a job sooner or later.
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