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Definition of average verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they average
    he / she / it averages
    past simple averaged
    -ing form averaging
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  1. 1[transitive] average something [no passive] to be equal to a particular amount as an average Economic growth is expected to average 2% next year. Drivers in Los Angeles can expect to average about 12 miles per hour (= to have that as their average speed).
  2. 2[transitive, intransitive] average (something) to calculate the average of something Earnings are averaged over the whole period.
  3. Phrasal Verbsaverage out (at something)average somethingout (at something)
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: average