medium


medium
me•di•um
[[t]ˈmi di əm[/t]] n. pl. -di•a [[t]-di ə[/t]], -di•ums
1) a middle state or condition; mean
2) something intermediate in nature or degree
3) phs an intervening substance, as air, through which a force acts or an effect is produced
4) the element that is the natural habitat of an organism
5) surrounding objects, conditions, or influences; environment
6) an intervening agency, means, or instrument by which something is conveyed or accomplished:
Words are a medium of expression[/ex]
7) dial. one of the means or channels of general communication, information, or entertainment in society, as newspapers or television
8) the substance in which specimens are displayed or preserved
9) Also called culture medium
a nutrient material for the cultivation of microorganisms, tissues, etc.
10) a person through whom the spirits of the dead are alleged to be able to contact the living
11) clo
a) a size, as of garments, to fit the average figure
b) an item in this size
12) fia the material or technique with which an artist works
13) about halfway between extremes in degree, quantity, position, or quality
Etymology: 1575–85; < L: n. use of neut. of medius middle. See mid I usage: See media I .

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • medium — [adj] midway, average common, commonplace, fair, fairish, intermediate, mean, medial, median, mediocre, middle, middling, moderate, neutral, normal, ordinary, par, passable, popular, run of the mill*, so so*, standard, tolerable; concepts 533,547 …   New thesaurus

  • Medium — Me di*um, a. Having a middle position or degree; mean; intermediate; medial; as, a horse of medium size; a decoction of medium strength. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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