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av·er·age

(av'ĕr-ij),
A value that represents or summarizes the relevant features of a set of values; it is usually computed by a mathematical manipulation of the individual values in a set to equalize them and determine a mean.
[M.E. averays, loss from damage to ship or cargo, fr. It. avaris, fr. Ar. 'awariya, damaged goods, + damage]
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mean

Statistics
noun The sum of the values of all observations or data points divided by the number of observations; an arithmetical average; the central tendency of a collection of numbers, which is a sum of the numbers divided by the amount of numbers the collection.

Types
• Population mean (µ).
• Sample mean (x-bar).
 
Vox populi-UK
adjective Stingy; miserly; unwilling to share.

Vox populi-US
adjective Unkind, spiteful.
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average

Arithmetic average, arithmetic mean Statistics A measure of central tendency, calculated by the sum of all data points dividing by the number–n of data points. See Time-weighted average.
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av·er·age

(av'răj)
1. A value that represents or summarizes the relevant features of a set of values; it is usually computed by a mathematical manipulation of the individual values in a set.
2. Synonym(s): arithmetic mean.
[M.E. averays, loss from damage to ship or cargo, fr. It. avaris, fr. Ar. 'awariya, damaged goods, + damage]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about average

Q. What is the average weight of 11-year-old girl? My niece is very thin for her age. What is the average weight of 11-year-old girl?

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5, 2-102- 110
5, 0- 97
4, 9 and lower - 85 pounds to 92

These are real results tested on real girls at 11 years.

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A. you need to get active and eat healthier. consume natural unprocessed foods. eat fruit and veggies and lean meats. exercise wise, find something that you can enjoy doing for the rest of your life. biking walking, jogging are good for starters.

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This illustrates how weak and idiosyncratic the mode can be as an indicator of central tendency. As a result we relied more heavily on the mean and median in interpreting these descriptive statistics, especially the means.
But to the extent that inflation tracks toward expected inflation, and expected inflation tracks toward the central tendency, which tends to move slowly, it is the central tendency that gives the best view of inflation in the medium to longer term.
Although analysis of the central tendency is the most popular method of analyzing RT, there are drawbacks to this approach.
The Fed reports two summary statistics: the full range (the high and the low for each variable) as well as a smaller range (called the central tendency) that eliminates the three high and the three low forecasts, but does not include the mean, median, or the actual forecasts.
The arithmetic mean is a measure of central tendency produced by dividing the sum of the prices of all items by the total number of items.
Whichever method is used, the value that is being predicted is called a measure of central tendency.
According to the research results, most managers are highly aware about statistical methods, but they often use only the basic methods, i.e., graphs, measures of central tendency, measures of dispersion and time series indexes.
The main conclusion is that these borrowing costs are prohibitive in central tendency and in dispersion.
For example, statistical fundamentals (such as the normal distribution and probability) are presented within the context of sampling theory early on in the text, which lays the groundwork for the later chapter on quantitative data analysis, which discusses issues of central tendency, dispersion, and statistical inference.
Within any particular operational mode, climate is robust, possessing natural variability around a dynamic central tendency, alongside the capacity to absorb significant impacts without changing its fundamental operation.
Having laid out the statistical roadmap, the next few chapters cover the essential statistical tools: dataframes, central tendency, variance (this topic, Crawley suggests, is the most important one in the book because of its central importance in statistical analysis), the statistics of single and double samples.

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