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  Average - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This "average" (arithmetic mean) income is higher than most people's incomes, because high income outliers skew the result higher (in contrast, the median income "resists" such skew).
Other more sophisticated averages, usually more representative of the whole dataset are: trimean, trimedian, and normalised mean, to name a few.
The only significant reason why the arithmetic mean (classical average) is generally used in scientific papers is that there are various (statistical) tests which can be applied to test the statistical significance of the results, as well as the correlations that are explored through these metrics.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Average   (665 words)

 Mean - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The mean is the arithmetic average of a set of values, or distribution; however, for skewed distributions, the mean is not necessarily the same as the middle value (median), or most likely (mode).
The geometric mean is an average that is useful for sets of numbers that are interpreted according to their product and not their sum (as is the case with the arithmetic mean).
The harmonic mean is an average which is useful for sets of numbers which are defined in relation to some unit, for example speed (distance per unit of time).
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 average - definition by dict.die.net
General average, a contribution made, by all parties concerned in a sea adventure, toward a loss occasioned by the voluntary sacrifice of the property of some of the parties in interest for the benefit of all.
Particular average signifies the damage or partial loss happening to the ship, or cargo, or freight, in consequence of some fortuitous or unavoidable accident; and it is borne by the individual owners of the articles damaged, or by their insurers.
Petty averages are sundry small charges, which occur regularly, and are necessarily defrayed by the master in the usual course of a voyage; such as port charges, common pilotage, and the like, which formerly were, and in some cases still are, borne partly by the ship and partly by the cargo.
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 AVERAGE - LoveToKnow Article on AVERAGE
General average arises when sacrifices have been made, or expenditures incurred, for the preservation of the ship, cargo and freight, from some peril of the sea or from its effects.
The term average originally meant what is now distinguished as general average; and the expression particular average, although not strictly accurate, came to be afterwards used for the convenience of distinguishing those damages or partial losses for which no general contribution could be claimed.
Moreover, expenditure in the port which is incurred in protecting the cargo as in warehousing it, is by English practice treated as a charge to be borne by the cargo for whoso benefit it was incurred.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /A/AV/AVERAGE.htm   (5651 words)

 average - Wiktionary
The term average may refer to the statistical mean, median or mode of a distribution, or sometimes any other measure of central tendency.
It is, however, a common rhetorical trick to call the most favorable of mean, median and mode the "average" depending on the interpretation of a set of figures that the speaker or writer wants to promote.
The average age of the participants was 18.5.
en.wiktionary.org /wiki/average   (261 words)

 Microsoft Office Assistance: AVERAGE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Note  The AVERAGE function measures central tendency, which is the location of the center of a group of numbers in a statistical distribution.
Average   which is the arithmetic mean, and is calculated by adding a group of numbers and then dividing by the count of those numbers.
For example, the average of 2, 3, 3, 5, 7, and 10 is 30 divided by 6, which is 5.
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[a] (statistics) approximating the statistical norm or average or expected value; "the average income in New England is below that of the nation"; "of average height for his age"; "the mean annual rainfall".
[a] of no exceptional quality or ability; "a novel of average merit"; "only a fair performance of the sonata"; "in fair health"; "the caliber of the students has gone from mediocre to above average"; "the performance was middling at best".
[a] (statistics) relating to or constituting the middle value of an ordered set of values (or the average of the middle two in an even-numbered set); "the median value of 17, 20, and 36 is 20"; "the median income for the year was $15,000".
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 The Physics Classroom
Since a moving object often changes its speed during its motion, it is common to distinguish between the average speed and the instantaneous speed.
The physics teacher walked a distance of 12 meters in 24 seconds; thus, her average speed was 0.50 m/s.
In other words, the skier moves from A to B to C to D. Use the diagram to determine the average speed and the average velocity of the skier during these three minutes.
www.physicsclassroom.com /Class/1DKin/U1L1d.html   (1187 words)

 EIA - Short Term Energy Outlook
The expected average 2006 Henry Hub spot price of $8.11 per mcf is about 10 percent lower than in 2005, but is expected to move back toward an average of $8.74 in 2007 as demand picks up and the domestic market tightens again (Figure 3.
These averages provide a broad guide to changes from last winter, but fuel expenditures for individual households are highly dependent on local weather conditions, the size and efficiency of individual homes, their heating equipment, and thermostat settings (Table WF01.
Average domestic oil production is expected to increase by 350,000 bbl/d or 6.8 percent in 2006, to a level of 5.5 million bbl/d.
www.eia.doe.gov /emeu/steo/pub/contents.html   (1964 words)

 National Average Wage Index
To determine the national average wage index for calendar year 2004, we increased the 2003 national average wage index of $34,064.95 by the percentage increase in average wages from 2003 to 2004, as measured by annual wage data tabulated by the Social Security Administration (SSA).
The average amounts of wages calculated directly from the SSA data were $32,678.48 and $34,197.63 for 2003 and 2004, respectively.
To determine the national average wage index for 2004 at a level that is consistent with the national average wage indexing series for prior years, we multiply the 2003 national average wage index of $34,064.95 by the percentage increase in average wages from 2003 to 2004 (based on SSA-tabulated wage data).
www.ssa.gov /OACT/COLA/AWI.html   (424 words)

 Urban Legends Reference Pages: Travel (Sky Writing)
Average." on a piece of paper or napkin and passing it to a flight attendant will get you invited up to visit an airliner's cockpit.
Average." to a flight attendant and asked her to deliver it to the pilot.
Average." is understood to be a request from another Academy graduate or cadet to visit the cockpit; the pilot signals acceptance of the request by returning the message "Friendly.
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 Beautycheck - average faces
We examined this popular theory ("averageness hypothesis") by conducting an experiment: We asked subjects to rate the attractiveness of all original faces and composites, which were calculated from 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, or 64 original faces.
This clearly contradicts the averageness hypothesis, which holds that merely the number of faces contained in a composite alone accounts for the attractiveness ratings.
By conducting another experiment we could show that it is these skin-smoothing side effects rather than the averaged proportions that account for the increased attractiveness ratings of the composites (see reformed facial proportions).
www.uni-regensburg.de /Fakultaeten/phil_Fak_II/Psychologie/Psy_II/beautycheck/english/durchschnittsgesichter/durchschnittsgesichter.htm   (302 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The average (arithmetic mean) of the numbers (110, 110, 115, 109, 111) is
To compute an average, add all the numbers and divide the sum by the number of numbers.
This means, if a collection of numbers are symmetric around a number, then this number is the average.
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 Sexual Averages   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The average bust line for American women is 35.9 inches (91.2 cm).
Kinsey found that 75% of all males reach orgasm within 2 minutes of penetration, and felt that it was normal, though he does note that it "may be most unsatisfactory to a wife who is inhibited or natively low in response." Way to state the obvious, doc.
Females in Kinsey's studies averaged a little less than 4 minutes to reach orgasm during masturbation, though for coitus it took anywhere from 10 to 20 minutes.
www.sexualrecords.com /WSRaverages.html   (667 words)

 Average Joe's Sports Pub and Grub, Indianapolis
Average Joe's Sports Pub & Grub is dedicated to the softball players, the volleyball players, the bowlers and the Gus Mackers of the world who play hard for the love of the game.
We have dedicated the walls of Average Joe's to you the weekend warrior, the average beer-drinking, hot dog-eating sports fanatic, who may have fallen short of their goal of becoming a professional athlete, but, who have, none-the-less, persevered and become stars in your own right.
There are, of course, a few items that have been donated by over-achievers; those certain individuals who have gotten the breaks you deserved and gone on to the prosperous sports careers that can actually pay the rent.
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 Online Dictionary for French English, Spanish English, Italian English, and more.
Approximating the statistical norm or average or expected value; "the average income in New England is below that of the nation"; "of average height for his age"; [Statistics] SYN: mean.
To achieve or reach on average; "He averaged a C." 2.
The proportion of times some effort succeeds; "the salesman's batting average was 7 out of 12." [An extension of the baseball term] 2.
www.ultralingua.net /?service=ee&text=average   (355 words)

 Average-Case Complexity Forum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Average case analysis always seemed more relevant than the worst case.
Indeed, although NP-complete problems are generally thought of as being computationally intractable, some are easy on average; and some are complete in the average case, indicating that they remain difficult on randomly generated instances.
This forum provides an overview of the recent research on average complexity, and shows the subtleties in formulating a coherent framework for studying average-case NP-completeness.
www.uncg.edu /mat/avg.html   (233 words)

 Penis patches | penis enhancement | average penis size | best penis patches
Then, we of the average sized member persuasion, walk in the shadow of those legends such as MEAT for the rest of our lives.
We go to college in the hope of scoring at least once with one of the super babes, but alas, we will be left wandering this earth wondering what it would be like to have one night, or even just one hour with that dreamboat from college.
All because you are scared of what she might think of you average penis size.
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 Reality TV Magazine: Average Joe
The referee awarded the Average Joes with three penalty points because of Carson’s unsportsmanlike conduct which gave the Average Joes the victory in the competition.
The Average Joes are like a fraternity, complete with their own hazing rituals.
Average Joe 4: The Joes Strike Back got off to a rousing start on NBC on Tuesday, June 28.
www.realitytvmagazine.com /blog/average_joe   (1442 words)

 Computing Papers on Average   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Abstract An object model and estimation procedure for threedimensional (3-D) reconstruction of objects from measurements of the spherically Averaged Fourier transform magnitudes is described.
A common task involved in the monitoring of public transport services is the measurement of passenger boardings and the estimation of distances travelled by those passengers.
This is often done by means of the conduct of sample surveys of passenger boardings and alightings and the calculation of the Average distance travelled by passengers of various types.
computing.breinestorm.net /Average   (465 words)

The average point score for each school which is calculated by allocating points to each pupil's KS2 results in each test (using the equivalencies set out below) then dividing that total by the number of eligible pupils in each subject.
This means that the average achievement of pupils in a school is shown as a number that can be interpreted using the table below.
The individual scores are averaged for the school to give a score that is represented as a number based around 100.
www.dfes.gov.uk /performancetables/primary_03/glossary.shtml   (1459 words)

 Average Penis Size: 6-7"
Nevertheless, his research remains the main body of knowledge in sex research, a benchmark against which subsequent studies are measured.
All length measurements were taken when the penises were erect, along the top of the penis, from the point where the top of the penile shaft meets the pubic area to the tip.
The average values were 6.4 inches for erect penis length and 5.2 inches for erect penis girth.
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 Average human - Average Human Penis (averagehumanpenis)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Average life expectancy, however, is routinely claimed to have increased very much in Human life expectancy in the US probably peaked in the 1960's or
The average human body is 60 to 70 percent water.
Average Erection Duration The following is a partial reprint from Sexual Behavior in the Human Male (WB Saunders, 1948) by Kinsey et.
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 UNIX Load Average Part 1: How It Works by Dr. Neil Gunther
There are many manifestations of averages e.g., arithmetic average (the usual one), moving average (often used in financial planning), geometric average (used in the SPEC CPU benchmarks), harmonic average (not used enough), to name a few.
High load averages usually mean that the system is being used heavily and the response time is correspondingly slow.
The 5-minute average reaches 2 around 1,200 seconds into the test and the 15-minute average would reach 2 at around 3,600 seconds but the processes are killed after 35 minutes (i.e., 2,100 seconds).
www.teamquest.com /resources/gunther/ldavg1.shtml   (2036 words)

 US FDA/CFSAN Defect Action Level Handbook
Average of a minimum of 10 subsamples is 5% or more prunes by count are rejects (insect-infested, moldy or decomposed, dirty, and/or otherwise unfit)
Average of 2% or more by count with whole pits and/or pit fragments 2 mm or longer and 4 or more of 10 subsamples of pitted prunes have 2% or more by count with whole pits and/or pit fragments 2 mm or longer
Average mold count in 6 subsamples is 45% or more and the mold counts of all of the subsamples are mold than 40%
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 NBA.com: Survey Says: Results by Height
Matt Harpring of the Utah Jazz is your average guy in the NBA this season.
Based on the completed survey of height, weight, age and experience of the 413 players on opening night rosters, Harpring is the player most closely resembling "Mr.
For the record (NBA average in parentheses), Harpring is 26.43 years old (27.34), stands 6-7 (6-7.4), weighs 231 pounds (225.4) and has four years of experience (4.73).
www.nba.com /features/survey2002_height.html   (108 words)

 Compensation in the Gaming Industry; Top Level Salaries Continue to Rise in Las Vegas and Atlantic City / HVS / Kefgen ...
Table C illustrates the average number and value of stock options paid out to gaining executives last year.
In 1996 we reported that CEOs averaged 197,535 stock option grants, while in 1998 CEOs were granted an average of 232,637.
The average Atlantic City CEO/general manager, vice president of casino operations, and top sales and marketing executives were paid more than their Las Vegas colleagues.
www.hotel-online.com /Neo/Trends/HVS/Kefgen/Aug00_Compensation99Gaming.html   (962 words)

 What Does "Load Average" Mean?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The load average numbers give the average number of jobs in the run queue over the last 1, 5, and 15 minutes.
The lowest possible load average is zero, the highest unlimited, though we rarely see load averages exceeding 20, and even 10 is unusual.
A load average of one or two is about typical.
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