Business / Accounting / Moving Average: A way of smoothing out (i.e. removing the highs and lows) of a series of figures (usually shown as a graph). If you have, say, 12 months of sales figures and you decide on a moving average period of 3 months, you would add three months together, divide that by three and end up with an average for each month of the three month period. You would then plot that single figure in place of the original monthly points on your graph. A moving average is useful for displaying trends. See Normalize .
Average Adjective Synonyms: normal, common,ual, customary, general, typical, ordinary, regular
Average Noun Synonyms: mean, norm,ual, standard
Moving Noun Synonyms: touching, poignant, emotive, affecting, stirring, heart-rending, emotional, telling, effective, impressive, striking, compelling, pathetic, exciting, thrilling, inspiring, inspirational, impelling, persuasive
Business / Finance / Lipper Mutual Fund Industry Average: The average level of performance for all mutual funds, as reported by Lipper Analytical Services. MORE
Life Style / College / Letter Grades-Grade Point Averages (GPA): Most colleges use both letter grades and GPA's in determining students' grades. Grades at most colleges are figured using the following method: A's are worth 4 points, B's are worth 3 points, C's are MORE