A number expressing the central or typical value in a set of data, in particular the mode, median, or (most commonly) the mean, which is calculated by dividing the sum of the values in the set by their number.
the proportion of over-60s is above the EU average of 19 per cent
Constituting the result obtained by adding together several amounts and then dividing this total by the number of amounts.
the average temperature in May was 4°C below normal
Amount to or achieve as an average rate or amount over a period of time; mean.
annual inflation averaged 2.4 per cent