What does medial mean?

Definitions for medialˈmi di əl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. medial, median(adj)

    dividing an animal into right and left halves

  2. median, medial(adj)

    relating to or situated in or extending toward the middle


  1. medial(Noun)

    One or more letters that occur in the middle of a word.

  2. medial(Noun)

    Any of various things that occur in the middle.

  3. medial(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to a mean or average.

    medial allegation

  4. medial(Adjective)

    Pertaining to the inside; closer to the midline.

    The medial side of the knee faces the other knee, while the outer side of the knee is lateral.

  5. Origin: From medialis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Medial(adj)

    of or pertaining to a mean or average; mean; as, medial alligation

  2. Medial(noun)

    see 2d Media

  3. Origin: [L. medialis, fr. medius middle: cf. F. mdial. See Middle.]


  1. Medial

    In abstract algebra, a medial magma is a set with a binary operation which satisfies the identity using the convention that juxtaposition denotes the same operation but has higher precedence. This identity has been variously called medial, abelian, alternation, transposition, interchange, bi-commutative, bisymmetric, surcommutative, entropic etc. Any commutative semigroup is a medial magma, and a medial magma has an identity element if and only if it is a commutative monoid. Another class of semigroups forming medial magmas are the normal bands. Medial magmas need not be associative: for any nontrivial abelian group and integers m ≠ n, replacing the group operation with the binary operation yields a medial magma which in general is neither associative nor commutative. Using the categorial definition of the product, one may define the Cartesian square magma M × M with the operation The binary operation ∙ of M, considered as a function on M × M, maps to x∙y, to u∙v, and to ∙ . Hence, a magma M is medial if and only if its binary operation is a magma homomorphism from M × M to M. This can easily be expressed in terms of a commutative diagram, and thus leads to the notion of a medial magma object in a category with a Cartesian product.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Medial

    mē′di-al, adj. lying between two extremes, median: of or pertaining to a mean or average.—n. one of the sonant-mute group, g, d, b, intermediate between the surd or smooth group (c, t, p) and the rough or aspirate group (gh, dh, bh, kh, th, ph). [Low L. medialis—L. medius, middle.]

Anagrams for medial »

  1. mailed

  2. Dameli


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of medial in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of medial in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Joe MacGregor:

    Rifts can stall when they reach the softer ice, like that found in the medial flowline.

  2. Mimi Lamantia:

    Even [with] just five weeks of Argentine tango we were able to decrease that medial and lateral sway by 56 percent.

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