SoCS: average

Average is a mathematical construct. You add up all the numbers in a list, divide by the number of items in the list, and you call the result the average.

Other than that, I don’t find the term very helpful.

Average as a noun, as defined above is useful. Average as an adjective almost never is, especially when used to describe people.

A student could have received an average score on a test, as in the score matched the average score arrived at by summing up and dividing. That does not make the individual an average student.

We are each too unique and complex. No one can ever be average.

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