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'(fair sharing out of costs resulting from) damage to or loss of a ship or the goods it carries'
(15-20 centuries), from
the amount calculated by adding together several quantities, and then dividing this amount by the total number of quantities
The average of 3, 8 and 10 is 7.
Each person raised an average of £60 to plant an acre of trees.
The December figures brought the annual average for 2001 up to 10.6 per cent.
based on a calculation about how many times something usually happens, how much money someone usually gets, how often people usually do something etc
On average, men still earn more than women.
Nearly 80% of Swiss citizens on average turn out to vote.
uncountable and countable
the usual level or amount for most people or things
Streets in the town centre are wider than the average.
The school's eighth-graders are above average in science.
The murder rate in the city has risen to four times
the national average
➔ law of averages
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