How to use
to usually do something or usually happen a particular number of times, or to usually be a particular size or amount
The water in the lake is not particularly deep, averaging about 12 metres.
The airport averages about a thousand flights a month.
Inflation averaged just under 2.8% per year.
to calculate the average of figures
The rate of growth was averaged over a period of three years.
if something averages out at a particular figure, it has that figure as an average over a period of time
average out at
Training costs for last year averaged out at £5,100 per trainee.
The government's share of the cost was intended to average out at 25%.
average something ↔ out
to calculate the average of something
I averaged out the total increase at about 10%.
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
Dictionary results for "average"
Dictionary pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
Click on any of the pictures above to find out what it is called.
Explore our topic dictionary
Advertising and Marketing
Illness and Disability
Browse the dictionary
Avery, Frederick (Tex)
Copyright and legal