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medium meaning

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Synonyms of "medium""medium" in a sentence
  • Noun: medium (media,mediums)  meedeeum
    1. A means or instrumentality for storing or communicating information 
    2. The surrounding environment
      "fish require an aqueous medium" 
    3. An intervening substance through which signals can travel as a means for communication 
    4. (bacteriology) a nutrient substance (solid or liquid) that is used to cultivate micro-organisms
      - culture medium 
    5. A liquid with which pigment is mixed by a painter 
    6. (biology) a substance in which specimens are preserved or displayed 
    7. An intervening substance through which something is achieved
      "the dissolving medium is called a solvent" 
    8. A state that is intermediate between extremes; a middle position
      "a happy medium" 
    9. Someone who serves as an intermediary between the living and the dead
      - spiritualist, sensitive 
    10. (usually plural) transmissions that are disseminated widely to the public
      - mass medium 
    11. An occupation for which you are especially well suited
      - métier
    Adjective: medium  meedeeum
    1. Around the middle of a scale of evaluation
      "medium bombers"
      - average, intermediate 
    2. (meat) cooked until there is just a little pink meat inside

    Derived forms: media, mediums

    See also: cooked, medial, moderate

    Type of: business, communicating, communication, environment, environs, food, instrumentality, instrumentation, job, line, line of work, liquid, nutrient, occupation, psychic, state, substance, surround, surroundings, transmission

    Encyclopedia: Medium

  • [Architecture]

    The liquid or semiliquid ingredient of a paint which controls ease of application, appearance, gloss, adhesion, durability, and chemical inertness.

  • [Business]
    noun [C] (plural media // or mediums)



    a way of communicating information, etc. to people:

    the medium of radio/television

    The Internet can be an effective advertising medium.

    Email is our preferred medium for communicating with clients.

    The ad campaign will run across all media.

    HELP NOTE The plural in this meaning is usually media. MASS MEDIA

    an effective/a good/powerful medium

    ◆ an electronic/interactive/online medium

    ◆ an outdoor/a print/traditional medium


    something that is used for a particular purpose:

    Euros have been used as a medium of exchange since 1999.

  • [Electronics]
    In a computer system, that storage device onto or into which data is recorded for input into memory (e.g., magnetic disk, magnetic tape, optical disk, etc.).

  • [Medicine]
    n pl mediums or me·dia
    1 : a means of effecting or conveying something: as
    a : a substance regarded as the means of transmission of a force or effect
    b : a surrounding or enveloping substance
    2 pl media
    a : a nutrient system for the artificial cultivation of cells or organisms and esp. bacteria
    b : a fluid or solid in which organic structures are placed (as for preservation or mounting)
  • Sound travels through the medium of air.
  • Money is a medium for buying and selling.
  • You must try to strike a happy medium.
  • The randomness is attributed to the porous medium.
  • It provides a good medium for growth of molds.
  • In a uniform medium light travels in straight lines.
  • Translocation could occur through an established medium.
  • I'm an unhappy medium.
  • Microscopically the ores are medium grained to amorphous.
  • The potato is a good nutrient medium for many bacteria.
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