*average² n 1 [C] the amount that you get by adding several quantities together and then dividing the result by the number of quantities 平均数: + of House prices have risen by an average of 2%. 房价平均上涨了 2%。 2 on average based on a calculation of what usually happens 按平均水平: We spend, on average, around ￡40 a week on food. 我们平均每周花大约 40 英镑在饮食方面。 3 above/below average higher or lower than the usual level or amount 高于/低于平均水平: students of above average ability 能力高于平均水平的学生