As nouns,
**average** is a hypernym of
**mean**; that is, **average** is a
word with a broader meaning than **mean**:

**mean**: an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n**average**: a statistic describing the location of a distribution

Other hypernyms of mean include
norm.

As adjectives,
**mean** and **average**
are **synonyms** defined as:

**mean**and**average**: approximating the statistical norm or average or expected value

mean (noun) | average (noun) |
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an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n | a statistic describing the location of a distribution |

(sports) the ratio of successful performances to opportunities | |

an intermediate scale value regarded as normal or usual |

mean (adjective) | average (adjective) |
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approximating the statistical norm or average or expected value | approximating the statistical norm or average or expected value |

characterized by malice | lacking special distinction, rank, or status; commonly encountered |

having or showing an ignoble lack of honor or morality | lacking exceptional quality or ability |

marked by poverty befitting a beggar | around the middle of a scale of evaluation |

(used of persons or behavior) characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity | relating to or constituting the most frequent value in a distribution |

(used of sums of money) so small in amount as to deserve contempt | relating to or constituting the middle value of an ordered set of values (or the average of the middle two in a set with an even number of values) |

of no value or worth | |

very good; of the highest quality |

mean (verb) | average (verb) |
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mean or intend to express or convey | amount to or come to an average, without loss or gain |

have as a logical consequence | achieve or reach on average |

denote or connote | compute the average of |

have in mind as a purpose | |

have a specified degree of importance | |

intend to refer to | |

destine or designate for a certain purpose |

- Winsorized mean
- advert
- aim
- arithmetic mean
- associate
- average
- awful
- base
- bastardly
- be after
- beggarly
- bring up
- cite
- colligate
- connect
- contemptible
- convey
- denote
- design
- designate
- destine
- drive
- entail
- excellent
- expectation
- expected value
- fantabulous
- first moment
- first-class
- geometric mean
- get
- harmonic mean
- hateful
- have in mind
- ignoble
- imply
- import
- intend
- link
- link up
- mean value
- meaning
- meanness
- meanspirited
- mention
- mingy
- miserly
- name
- nasty
- necessitate
- norm
- normal
- plan
- poor
- propose
- purport
- purpose
- refer
- relate
- represent
- ripping
- signify
- specify
- spell
- splendid
- stand for
- statistics
- stingy
- superior
- symbolise
- symbolize
- think
- think of
- tie in
- tight
- typify
- ungenerous
- weighted arithmetic mean
- weighted average
- weighted mean

- accomplish
- achieve
- add up
- age norm
- amount
- arithmetic
- athletics
- attain
- average out
- averageness
- batting average
- calculate
- cipher
- come
- common
- compute
- cypher
- fair
- fielding average
- figure
- hitting average
- intermediate
- mean
- mean value
- median
- median value
- mediocre
- medium
- middling
- modal
- modal value
- mode
- moderate
- norm
- normal
- number
- ordinary
- ratio
- reach
- reckon
- scale value
- sport
- statistic
- statistics
- total
- work out

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