average out

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average out (third-person singular simple present averages out, present participle averaging out, simple past and past participle averaged out)

  1. (intransitive) To acquire a specified average value as more instances occur.
    • 1987, Hilary Marland, Medicine and society in Wakefield and Huddersfield, 1780-1870:
      Between 1854 (and the addition of in-patient facilities) and 1870 the mortality rates in the Wakefield Infirmary averaged out to 9.94 per cent for in-patients and 3.18 per cent for out-patients.