average

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noun
ADJECTIVE
annual, five-year, monthly, etc.
national

The national average is just over two children per family.

overall
career, lifetime (esp. AmE)
moving, weighted (both technical)
batting, bowling, scoring, slugging (AmE) (all sports)
grade, grade point (both AmE)

the student with the best grade point average in his class

VERB + AVERAGE
arrive at, calculate, compute, find, work out

You'll have to calculate the average.

exceed
PREPOSITION
above average, below average

His test results are well above average.

an above-average climb in prices

on average

On average, prices have risen 6%.

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verb
Average is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑inflation, ↑unemployment
Average is used with these nouns as the object: ↑point, ↑return
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adj.
Average is used with these nouns: ↑ability, ↑attendance, ↑bloke, ↑build, ↑citizen, ↑consumer, ↑consumption, ↑cost, ↑density, ↑distance, ↑duration, ↑earnings, ↑expenditure, ↑family, ↑fare, ↑height, ↑household, ↑income, ↑increase, ↑individual, ↑intake, ↑intelligence, ↑investor, ↑length, ↑margin, ↑mark, ↑mileage, ↑number, ↑output, ↑pay, ↑percentage, ↑person, ↑player, ↑price, ↑profit, ↑proportion, ↑quantity, ↑rainfall, ↑rate, ↑return, ↑salary, ↑score, ↑sentence, ↑shopper, ↑size, ↑snowfall, ↑speed, ↑sum, ↑temperature, ↑value, ↑velocity, ↑viewer, ↑wage, ↑weight, ↑woman, ↑worker

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