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median vs average average vs median

median and average both are nouns.

median and average both are adjectives.

median is not a verb while average is a verb.

As nouns, average is a hypernym of median; that is, average is a word with a broader meaning than median and median is a type of average defined as:
  • the number midway between the two middle numbers in a series containing an even or odd number of items
Other hypernyms of median include norm.
As adjectives, median and average are synonyms defined as:
  • 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

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