average out

verb
1. compute the average of (Freq. 1)
Syn: ↑average
Derivationally related forms: ↑average (for: ↑average)
Topics: ↑arithmetic
Hypernyms:
calculate, ↑cipher, ↑cypher, ↑compute, ↑work out, ↑reckon, ↑figure
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

2. amount to or come to an average, without loss or gain
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The number of hours I work per work averages out to 40

Syn: ↑average
Derivationally related forms: ↑average (for: ↑average)
Hypernyms: ↑total, ↑number, ↑add up, ↑come, ↑amount
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s something

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average out [phrasal verb]
1 : to produce a result that is even and balanced when looked at over a period of time

The irregularities averaged out over the course of the study.

Sometimes you win, and sometimes you lose. It all averages out [=evens out] in the end.

2 average out to (something) : to be equal to (a specified average amount) over a period of time

The gain averaged out to 20 percent.

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Main Entry:average

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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