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I think should be synonym to .
I do not have enough rep/privileges for making this change (or even propse it).

Can someone please take care of this?


Following the answer I got it seems like it is best not to merge these two tags.

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From the tag wiki of :

Many different descriptive statistics can be chosen as a measure of the central tendency of the data items. These include the arithmetic mean, the median, and the mode. Other statistics, such as the standard deviation and the range, are called measures of spread and describe how spread out the data is.

(emphasis mine)

Therefore, the mean is actually a specific subset of the average. These tags should not be merged.

I have edited the tag wiki excerpt (as suggested by JohnB) to reduce confusion about this in the future.

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Perhaps the excerpt should reflect that the average can include mean, median, and mode? I had not known this, but Wikipedia confirms it as an alternative definition –  JohnB Jun 20 '13 at 12:48
@JohnB You're probably right, I'll propose that edit now. –  Doorknob Jun 20 '13 at 12:48
@JohnB I did not know it either - very confusing... –  Shai Jun 20 '13 at 13:33

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