a statistic describing the location of a distribution; "it set the norm for American homes"
lacking special distinction, rank, or status; commonly encountered; "average people"; "the ordinary (or common) man in the street"
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"
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"
lacking 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"
compute the average of
achieve or reach on average; "He averaged a C"
amount to or come to an average, without loss or gain; "The number of hours I work per work averages out to 40"
acting in a manner that is gentle and mild and even-tempered; "his fingers have learned gentleness"; "suddenly her gigantic power melted into softness for the baby"; "even in the pulpit there are moments when mildness of manner is not enough"