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average British & World English

A number expressing the central or typical value in a set of data, in particular the mode, median, or (most commonly) the mean, which is calculated by dividing the sum of the values in the set by their number

average English Thesaurus

the price was low compared with the average of the past 25 years

goal average British & World English

The ratio of the numbers of goals scored for and against a team in a series of matches, sometimes used in deciding the team’s position in a table

batting average British & World English

The average score of a batsman or batter, in cricket a batsman’s runs scored per completed innings, and in baseball a batter’s safe hits per official times at bat

bowling average British & World English

The number of runs conceded by a bowler per wicket taken

general average British & World English

(In maritime law) the apportionment of financial liability for the loss arising from the jettisoning of cargo by dividing the costs among all those whose property (ship or cargo) was preserved by the action

moving average British & World English

A succession of averages derived from successive segments (typically of constant size and overlapping) of a series of values

weighted average British & World English

An average resulting from the multiplication of each component by a factor reflecting its importance

earned run average British & World English

A statistic used to measure a pitcher’s effectiveness, obtained by calculating the average number of earned runs scored against the pitcher in every nine innings pitched

grade point average British & World English

An indication of a student’s academic achievement at a college or university, calculated as the total number of grade points received over a given period divided by the total number of credits awarded

average out in average British & World English

Result in an even distribution; even out

average out at/to in average British & World English

Result in an average figure of

on average in average English Thesaurus

on average, I suppose we watch a couple of hours of television a night

Dow Jones index British & World English

An index of figures indicating the relative price of shares on the New York Stock Exchange, based on the average price of selected stocks

Dow Jones average in Dow Jones index British & World English

An index of figures indicating the relative price of shares on the New York Stock Exchange, based on the average price of selected stocks

Nikkei average in Nikkei index British & World English

A figure indicating the relative price of representative shares on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Also called Nikkei average

Dow Jones index New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

list of share prices on the New York Stock Exchange


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