# How does 平均 differ from 均匀?

I already knew that 平均 means "average", 均匀 means "even" or "evenly distributed". But how to distiguish these two phrases? Can you give me some examples? Thanks a lot!

• iciba has plenty 爱词霸有很多 Jan 15 '15 at 4:14

1. if i have 10 apples , i give you 5 and keep the another 5 myself , it called "平均";

2. Here "picture 1" is called “均匀”, while picture 2 is called “不均匀”.

[picture 1]

[picture 2]

• @FernWhite If this answers your question, please consider accepting it. (Click on the √ sign below the voting buttons.) May 10 '15 at 9:24

Here's an example:

``````Case 1:
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The average age of gamers is 22

You cannot use 均匀 here but only 平均

``````Case 2:
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This painting's color is evenly distributed

You cannot use 平均 here but only 均匀

``````Conclusion:
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I will say "average" is one of the result / statistic of a distribution, where "evenly distributed" is one of the many ways to distribute.

suppose you have 2 apples, your brother has 4, so, you guys 平均 have (2+4)/2=3 but it is not 均匀, if you have 3, your brother has 3 too, then it is 均匀.