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- n. The state or quality of being average.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. ordinariness as a consequence of being average and not outstanding
- n. the state of being that is average; indicates normality but with connotations of mediocrity
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Winkielman pointed out that this "beauty in averageness" could apply to things like the silhouette of a car, a watch, as well as to people.
Decades later, the main protagonist of "Sawako Decides" is convinced not of the greatness of Imperial Japan, her community and herself but of their "averageness".
The "averageness" of this team has driven the team to make a significant move.
His comeback story is remarkable, but his checkered injury history and "averageness" as a closer make this the one glaring liability on the Rays.
They also posit that "averageness" (like symmetry) is a proxy for health, and that we may be predisposed by biology and evolution to find average faces attractive.
My deception fooled my peers, who quit calling me Beanpole and accepted my averageness with metallic grins and open arms, but my teachers were incensed and requested monthly teacher/parent consultations.
His averageness has, at times, made him expendable.
And as I thought on it, I realized this: His averageness is not to be laughed at.
It is averagely compelling I finished it, involves an average amount of concentration and, if such a thing makes sense, is averagely well written: excellent in its averageness!
He's batting .250—not terrible—but the averageness unnerves Yankee fans.
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