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average

Pronunciation: /ˈævrɪdʒ; ˈævərɪdʒ/

Translation of average in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • [Mathematics/Matemáticas] promedio (masculine), media (feminine) an average of 90 people a day un promedio or una media de 90 personas por día, 90 personas al día como término medio she's very small — why, what's the average for her age? es muy bajita — ¿por qué? ¿cuál es la altura normal para su edad? I earn $600 a week on (an) average gano un promedio or una media de 600 dólares a la or por semana, gano unos 600 dólares semanales, como promedio or como término medio to take the average of sth hacer* or sacar* el promedio or la media de algo above/below (the) average por encima/por debajo de la media
    Example sentences
    • Results are above national averages, with pupils particularly shining in this summer's tests for 14-year-olds.
    • Pupils continue to achieve well in Years 1 and 2 and reach standards in reading, maths and science that match and sometimes exceed national averages and the results of similar schools.
    • Southampton has made great strides over the past six years in closing the gap between our results and the national averages, and we are proud of this achievement.

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 [Mathematics/Matemáticas] [time/age] medio, promedio (invariable adjective/adjetivo invariable) the average speed la velocidad media, la velocidad promedio he is of average height es de estatura mediana or regular 1.2 (typical) that's about average for a man of your height eso es lo normal en or para un hombre de tu estatura the average man el hombre medio the average family spends $35 a day on food la familia tipo gasta $35 al día en comida she's not your average pop singer [colloquial/familiar] no es la típica cantante pop 1.3 (ordinary) how was the movie? — average ¿qué tal la película? — normal or nada del otro mundo a very average meal una comida nada especial or bastante mediocre

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (do, get on average) he averages $2,000 a week gana un promedio or una media de 2.000 dólares por semana, saca unos 2.000 dólares por semana como término medio we averaged 80 miles a day hicimos un promedio or una media de 80 millas al día the temperature has averaged 5°C over the last 12 days durante los pasados 12 días la temperatura media ha sido de 5°C 1.2 [Mathematics/Matemáticas] calcular el promedio or la media de, promediar

adverb/adverbio

  • [colloquial/familiar] regular I did about average in the test me fue regular en la prueba

Phrasal verbs

average out

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento [costs/speed/output] calcular el promedio or la media de 1.1verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio it all averages out in the end al final, una cosa compensa la otrato average out at/to sth our speed averaged out at about 60mph hicimos una media or un promedio de 60 millas por hora they average out to the same figure dan de promedio la misma cifra

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