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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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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.

• 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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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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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]
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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?

A. It could have been easy for us to suggest you rightly if you had given the details of her actual weight. As an 11 year old, and determined on a poll at Sullivan, I came up with the results below.

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.

Q. how much protein should the average male eat per day? Does it matter if the protein comes from vegetables, nuts, animals?

A. Your daily protein intake should be between 10% to 15% of your daily caloric intake. Here is a website that helps you calculate exactly how much protein you should consume according to your weight:

Q. I just want to get an average weight. Please help. Hi this is Devonate, I’m 17, 5'5" and weigh 240 but most of my weight is in my belly. I want to loose my belly fat. I hate to hang around. I have low-self esteem and I hate to look at me in the mirror. I just want to get an average weight. Please help.

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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Hoechst Celanese Liqui-Cel extra-flow 2.5 x 8 membrane Description contactor model 5PCG-261 Shell characteristics Material Polypropylene Length (mm) 203 Inner diameter, 2[R.sub.3](mm) 63 Outer diameter, R (mm) 77 Fiber characteristics Material Celgard X-20 240 polypropylene hollow fiber Number of fibers, N 10,200 Effective length, L (mm) 198 Inner diameter, 2[R.sub.1] ([micro]m) 240 Outer diameter, 2[R.sub.2] ([micro]m) 300 Effective surface area, A ([m.sup.2]) 1.4 Effective area/volume ([cm.sup.2]/ [cm.sup.3]) 29.3 Avarage pore size, [r.sub.p] (nm) 15 Membrane porosity, [epsilon] 0.4 Membrane tortousity, [tau] 2.6
Now living in Chester, he trains an avarage of at least a couple of hours a day.
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