# average-n; 4 Senses

### Sense Number 1: a norm, a quasi-quantitative estimate

Commentary: AVERAGE[+quality][+normal]

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This book has puzzlers for the average and for the above-average.

Climatologists wonder whether the unseasonable temperatures will become the average in coming years.

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WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 1b

### Sense Number 2: arithmetic mean computed mathematically

Commentary: AVERAGE[+quantity][+arithmetic][+mean]

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The average of 2, 4, and 9 is 5.

John has been tracking the moving averages of these stocks for about a month.

To do the fifth problem you must first find the average of the numbers.

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WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

### Sense Number 3: portion of financial liability

Commentary: AVERAGE[+quantity][+proportion][+liability][+financial]

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The average on that ship's insurance policy was fifteen percent.

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WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: -2

### Sense Number 4: none of the above

Commentary: Automatically generated NOTA sense (bbn)

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