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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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  • 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.

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  • 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".

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

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  • 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. - latest science and technology news stories

  • 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.

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  • His averageness has, at times, made him expendable.

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  • And as I thought on it, I realized this: His averageness is not to be laughed at.

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  • 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!

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  • He's batting .250—not terrible—but the averageness unnerves Yankee fans.

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