batting average


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batting average

n. Baseball
A measure of a batter's performance obtained by dividing the total of base hits by the number of times at bat, not including walks, sacrifices, times hit by a pitch, or times interfered with by the catcher.

bat′ting av`erage


n.
1. a measure of a baseball player's hitting ability, obtained by dividing base hits by number of times at bat.
2. a degree of achievement or accomplishment in any activity.
[1865–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.batting average - (baseball) a measure of a batter's performancebatting average - (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"
baseball, baseball game - a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empty lot"; "there was a desire for National League ball in the area"; "play ball!"
average - (sports) the ratio of successful performances to opportunities
2.batting average - (an extension of the baseball term) the proportion of times some effort succeedsbatting average - (an extension of the baseball term) the proportion of times some effort succeeds; "the salesman's batting average was 7 out of 12"
baseball, baseball game - a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empty lot"; "there was a desire for National League ball in the area"; "play ball!"
proportion - the quotient obtained when the magnitude of a part is divided by the magnitude of the whole
Translations
moyenne au bâton
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