batting average definition

  • noun:
    • Baseball A measure of a batter's performance obtained by dividing the full total of base hits by the amount of times at bat, excluding strolls.
    • A statistical estimation regarding the scoring capability of a batsman; corresponding to the total quantity of runs scored split by the wide range of times out.
    • A statistical estimation regarding the striking capability of a batter; corresponding to how many hits divided by the range official at-bats. Normally expressed as a genuine number rather than an average despite the title.
    • (an extension of the baseball term) the percentage of times some work succeeds
    • (baseball) a measure of a batter's performance; how many base hits divided by the quantity of official times at bat

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