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batting average

Definitions of batting average
  1. noun
    (baseball) a measure of a batter's performance; the number of base hits divided by the number of official times at bat
    “Ted Williams once had a batting average above .400”
    synonyms: hitting average
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    average
    (sports) the ratio of successful performances to opportunities
  2. noun
    (an extension of the baseball term) the proportion of times some effort succeeds
    “the salesman's batting average was 7 out of 12”
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    proportion
    the quotient obtained when the magnitude of a part is divided by the magnitude of the whole
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