Handbook of Descriptive Statistics/Measures of Central Tendency/Midrange

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The midrange is defined as the average of the high and the low observations in a dataset. Because it is a linear combination of order statistics, it falls in the class of L-estimates.

Although it uses order statistics in its calculation, the statistic can be influenced by a single bad observation on the high or low side.