Definition of Measures of Central Tendency
Various statisticians have defined the word average differently. Some of the important definitions are given below:
“Average is an attempt to find one single figure to describe whole of figure”
– Clark and Sekkade
“Average is a value which is typical or representative of a set of data”
– Murray R. Speigal.
“The average is sometimes described as number which is typical of the whole group”
It is clear from the above definitions that average is a typical value of the entire data and is a measures of central tendency.