from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A measure of a batter's performance obtained by dividing the total of base hits by the number of times at bat, not including walks, sacrifices, times hit by a pitch, or times interfered with by the catcher.
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- noun cricket A
statistical estimationof the scoring abilityof a batsman; equal to the total numberof runsscored dividedby the number of times out.
- noun baseball A
statistical estimationof the hitting abilityof a batter; equal to the numberof hits dividedby the number of official at-bats. Normally expressed as a real numberinstead of an average despite the name.
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- noun (an extension of the baseball term) the proportion of times some effort succeeds
- noun (baseball) a measure of a batter's performance; the number of base hits divided by the number of official times at bat
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