- a charge paid by the master of a ship for such services as pilotage or towage.
- an expense, partial loss, or damage to a ship or cargo.
- the incidence of such an expense or loss to the owners or their insurers.
- an equitable apportionment among all the interested parties of such an expense or loss.Compare general average, particular average.
- to come out of a security or commodity transaction with a profit or without a loss.
- to reach an average or other figure: His taxes should average out to about a fifth of his income.
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To plot each bucket along the x-axis, I calculated the population-weighted average of covid cases within each grouping.Schools are not spreading covid-19. This new data explains why.|Emily Oster|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
It lifted the Washington region’s seven-day average number of daily new cases to 4,109 — about twice the number being reported at the end of October.Smithsonian museums, zoo to close as coronavirus caseload in D.C. region hits record for 16th day|Dana Hedgpeth, Ovetta Wiggins|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
It comes a few days after the average in the city, and 10 days after last year’s first freeze.PM Update: Today had a frozen start, but warmer temperatures are on the way|Ian Livingston|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
The Thanksgiving holiday comes as coronavirus cases have skyrocketed across the United States, with the seven-day average of new cases hovering at more than 160,000 on Thursday, according to Washington Post tracking.CDC recommends against Thanksgiving travel amid surge of coronavirus cases|Brittany Shammas|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
New York City has reached the 3% testing positivity 7-day average threshold.New York City schools closing because of rising coronavirus rates — and so are all schools in Kentucky|Valerie Strauss|November 18, 2020|Washington Post
I know that his putting was extraordinarily good—far better than an averagely good putter's daylight putting.Fifty Years of Golf|Horace G. Hutchinson
But in the case of the oblique bar, no such common factor can be found to fit all cases even averagely well.Ole Bull|Sara C. Bull
Those two coming now consisted of two better than averagely dressed girls who would run somewhere in their early twenties.
More comfortable would be a role as an averagely anti-Russian tourist—not fanatically so, but averagely.
I am, so far as these are concerned, merely the man in the street, the averagely endowed and the ordinarily educated.Memoirs of My Dead Life|George Moore
British Dictionary definitions for average
- a loss incurred or damage suffered by a ship or its cargo at sea
- the equitable apportionment of such loss among the interested parties