When was the last time you looked up the definition of a word?
If you are like most people, probably not very often.
You either don’t read much, which means you don’t get exposed to a new words very often or you just ignore the word you don’t know.
I have made it a habit to not only look up words I don’t know the definitions of, but I also look up words I assume I know for sure.
It may sound silly to do, but I will tell you there have been many occasions where I looked up a word that I thought I knew for sure, but found that I was a little off exactly.
The word average isn’t one of those words I thought I knew and learned that I didn’t know.
Instead though, what I learned was there isn’t really anything good about being average.
Read some of the words in the definitions below. Is that what you want?
- having qualities that are seen as typical of a particular person or thing.
- mediocre; not very good.
- number expressing the central or typical value in a set of data, in particular the mode, median, or (most commonly) the mean, which is calculated by dividing the sum of the values in the set by their number.
- an amount, standard, level, or rate regarded as usual or ordinary.
- constituting the result obtained by adding together several quantities and then dividing this total by the number of quantities.
- of the usual or ordinary standard, level, or quantity.