batting average

batting average
noun
1. (baseball) a measure of a batter's performance; the number of base hits divided by the number of official times at bat (Freq. 2)
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Ted Williams once had a batting average above .400

Syn: ↑hitting average
Topics: ↑baseball, ↑baseball game
Hypernyms: ↑average
2. (an extension of the baseball term) the proportion of times some effort succeeds (Freq. 1)
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the salesman's batting average was 7 out of 12

Topics: ↑baseball, ↑baseball game
Hypernyms: ↑proportion

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noun, pl ⋯ averages [count]
baseball : a number that shows how often a batter gets a base hit

an excellent hitter with a batting average above .300

a low/high batting average

— sometimes used figuratively

a movie director with a high batting average [=a director who has created many successful movies and few unsuccessful movies]


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