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Word of the Week

Average


This is a complicated word because we use it as a noun, as an adjective and as a verb.


Noun: Meaning a number expressing the centre or typical value in a set of data.

Adjective: The number found once we have added all the numbers together and then divided to find a single amount.

Verb: the amount as a rate over time.


Example of using it in a sentence: "If something is neither very good or very bad it is average."


Here we have an Arabic word that started off a very long time ago meaning damage and the duty paid to cover the damage by rounding the average value of the goods.


Spelling tip: we are going to learn this word like this.


av + er + age


Use the word as many times throughout the week. This can be verbally, in your written work or listen out for other people using it.


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