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

**median**: the number midway between the two middle numbers in a series containing an even or odd number of items**average**: a statistic describing the location of a distribution

Other hypernyms of median include
norm.

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

**median**and**average**: 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)

median (noun) | average (noun) |
---|---|

the number midway between the two middle numbers in a series containing an even or odd number of items | 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 |

median (adjective) | average (adjective) |
---|---|

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) | approximating the statistical norm or average or expected value |

dividing an animal into right and left halves | lacking special distinction, rank, or status; commonly encountered |

relating to or situated in or extending toward the middle | lacking exceptional quality or ability |

around the middle of a scale of evaluation | |

relating to or constituting the most frequent value in a distribution | |

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) |

median (verb) | average (verb) |
---|---|

amount to or come to an average, without loss or gain | |

achieve or reach on average | |

compute the average of |

- 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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