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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 av·er·age /ˈæv(ə)rɪʤ/
 C平均數;U平均水平,一般標準(a.)平均的;通常的(vt.)從…得出平均數

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary

 average
 平均值; 平均; 平均數

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary

 average
 平均值 AV

From: Network Terminology

 average
 平均 平均值 平均數

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Av·er·age n.
 1. OLd Eng. Law That service which a tenant owed his lord, to be done by the work beasts of the tenant, as the carriage of wheat, turf, etc.
 2.  Com. (a) A tariff or duty on goods, etc. [Obs.] (b) Any charge in addition to the regular charge for freight of goods shipped. (c) A contribution to a loss or charge which has been imposed upon one of several for the general benefit; damage done by sea perils. (d) The equitable and proportionate distribution of loss or expense among all interested.
 General average, a contribution made, by all parties concerned in a sea adventure, toward a loss occasioned by the voluntary sacrifice of the property of some of the parties in interest for the benefit of all. It is called general average, because it falls upon the gross amount of ship, cargo, and freight at risk and saved by the sacrifice. --Kent.
 Particular average signifies the damage or partial loss happening to the ship, or cargo, or freight, in consequence of some fortuitous or unavoidable accident; and it is borne by the individual owners of the articles damaged, or by their insurers.
 Petty averages are sundry small charges, which occur regularly, and are necessarily defrayed by the master in the usual course of a voyage; such as port charges, common pilotage, and the like, which formerly were, and in some cases still are, borne partly by the ship and partly by the cargo. In the clause commonly found in bills of lading, “primage and average accustomed,” average means a kind of composition established by usage for such charges, which were formerly assessed by way of average. --Arnould.  --Abbott. --Phillips.
 3. A mean proportion, medial sum or quantity, made out of unequal sums or quantities; an arithmetical mean. Thus, if A loses 5 dollars, B 9, and C 16, the sum is 30, and the average 10.
 4. Any medial estimate or general statement derived from a comparison of diverse specific cases; a medium or usual size, quantity, quality, rate, etc. “The average of sensations.”
 5. pl. In the English corn trade, the medial price of the several kinds of grain in the principal corn markets.
 On an average, taking the mean of unequal numbers or quantities.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Av·er·age a.
 1. Pertaining to an average or mean; medial; containing a mean proportion; of a mean size, quality, ability, etc.; ordinary; usual; as, an average rate of profit; an average amount of rain; the average Englishman; beings of the average stamp.
 2. According to the laws of averages; as, the loss must be made good by average contribution.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Av·er·age, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Averaged (░); p. pr. & vb. n. Averaging.]
 1. To find the mean of, when sums or quantities are unequal; to reduce to a mean.
 2. To divide among a number, according to a given proportion; as, to average a loss.
 3. To do, accomplish, get, etc., on an average.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Av·er·age, v. i. To form, or exist in, a mean or medial sum or quantity; to amount to, or to be, on an average; as, the losses of the owners will average twenty five dollars each; these spars average ten feet in length.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 average
      adj 1: approximating the statistical norm or average or expected
             value; "the average income in New England is below
             that of the nation"; "of average height for his age";
             "the mean annual rainfall" [syn: mean(a)]
      2: lacking special distinction, rank, or status; commonly
         encountered; "average people"; "the ordinary (or common)
         man in the street" [syn: ordinary]
      3: of no exceptional quality or ability; "a novel of average
         merit"; "only a fair performance of the sonata"; "in fair
         health"; "the caliber of the students has gone from
         mediocre to above average"; "the performance was middling
         at best" [syn: fair, mediocre, middling]
      4: around the middle of a scale of evaluation of physical
         measures; "an orange of average size"; "intermediate
         capacity"; "a plane with intermediate range"; "medium
         bombers" [syn: intermediate, medium]
      5: relating to or constituting the most frequent value in a
         distribution; "the modal age at which American novelists
         reach their peak is 30" [syn: modal(a)]
      6: relating to or constituting the middle value of an ordered
         set of values (or the average of the middle two in an
         even-numbered set); "the median value of 17, 20, and 36 is
         20"; "the median income for the year was $15,000" [syn: median(a)]
      n : a statistic describing the location of a distribution; "it
          set the norm for American homes" [syn: norm]
      v 1: amount to or come to an average, without loss or gain; "The
           number of hours I work per work averages out to 40"
           [syn: average out]
      2: achieve or reach on average; "He averaged a C"
      3: compute the average of [syn: average out]