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An example use of average in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… where they spend an average of about 185 …”
Average means the sum of a set of numbers divided by the number of numbers in the set.
the word average occurs in english on average 64.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that average can be often used in the following areas:
1) communication, information, and media;
2) transport and travel;