Definitions

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  • noun The state or quality of being average.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun ordinariness as a consequence of being average and not outstanding
  • noun the state of being that is average; indicates normality but with connotations of mediocrity

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Examples

  • 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.

    Beauty is Only Brain Deep | Impact Lab

  • 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".

    Deutsche Welle: DW-WORLD.DE

  • The "averageness" of this team has driven the team to make a significant move.

    The Wages of Wins Journal

  • 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.

    Newswise: Latest News

  • 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.

    Newswise: Latest News

  • 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.

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

  • His comeback story is remarkable, but his checkered injury history and "averageness" as a closer make this the one glaring liability on the Rays.

    MVN

  • 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.

    Newswise: Latest News

  • 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.

    Health News from Medical News Today

  • 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.

    Miracles, Inc.

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