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American English: /ˈæv(ə)rɪdʒ/
British English: /ˈav(ə)rɪdʒ/

Translation of average in Spanish:


  • (Mathematics) 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 something
    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.


  • 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]
    no es la típica cantante pop
  • 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

  • 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
    Example sentences
    • Angelini said mainland occupancy rates averaged 66 per cent in the first four months of the year.
    • On agricultural goods the custom duty rate will average 74 per cent, the same as last year.
    • At the nearby Lady Tennyson small amounts of copper ore averaging twenty-five to thirty percent were also raised.
  • 2 (Mathematics)
    calcular el promedio de
    calcular la media de


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

Phrasal verbs

average out

1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
calcular el promedio
calcular la media de
2verb + adverbit all averages out in the end
al final, una cosa compensa la otra
to average out at/to somethingour 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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