EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR AVERAGING
The gradients, three in number, were very small, averaging about 1:750.
The Massasauga is one of the smaller rattlesnakes, averaging about two feet in length.
They vary considerably in nitrogenous matter, averaging about 25 per cent.
The concrete arch varied in thickness, averaging from 14 to 20 ins.
From March 7th to July 16th, Mr. F. used the baths, averaging about two weekly.
About 1779 five frigates of 38 guns, and averaging 946 tons, were launched.
There exist forty-five at least, averaging 10,000 feet in height.
The rating of a variety to be determined by averaging the rating of nut and tree.
In 1898 and 1899 it was a little steadier, averaging about 21s.
Black tip of tail in series from Sierra Nevada averaging 50 (40-60) mm.
late 15c., "financial loss incurred through damage to goods in transit," from French avarie "damage to ship," and Italian avaria; a word from 12c. Mediterranean maritime trade (cf. Spanish averia; other Germanic forms, Dutch avarij, German haferei, etc., also are from Romanic languages), of uncertain origin. Sometimes traced to Arabic 'arwariya "damaged merchandise," but this might as easily be a borrowing of the word from the Franks. Meaning shifted to "equal sharing of such loss by the interested parties." Transferred sense of "statement of a medial estimate" is first recorded 1735. The mathematical extension is from 1755.