What does medium mean?

Definitions for medium
ˈmi di əm; -di əmedi·um

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. medium(noun)

    a means or instrumentality for storing or communicating information

  2. medium(noun)

    the surrounding environment

    "fish require an aqueous medium"

  3. medium(noun)

    an intervening substance through which signals can travel as a means for communication

  4. culture medium, medium(noun)

    (bacteriology) a nutrient substance (solid or liquid) that is used to cultivate micro-organisms

  5. medium(noun)

    a liquid with which pigment is mixed by a painter

  6. medium(noun)

    (biology) a substance in which specimens are preserved or displayed

  7. medium(noun)

    an intervening substance through which something is achieved

    "the dissolving medium is called a solvent"

  8. medium(noun)

    a state that is intermediate between extremes; a middle position

    "a happy medium"

  9. medium, spiritualist, sensitive(noun)

    someone who serves as an intermediary between the living and the dead

    "he consulted several mediums"

  10. medium, mass medium(noun)

    (usually plural) transmissions that are disseminated widely to the public

  11. metier, medium(adj)

    an occupation for which you are especially well suited

    "in law he found his true metier"

  12. average, intermediate, medium(adj)

    around the middle of a scale of evaluation

    "an orange of average size"; "intermediate capacity"; "medium bombers"

  13. medium(adj)

    (meat) cooked until there is just a little pink meat inside

GCIDE

  1. Medium(n.)

    (Microbiology) A source of nutrients in which a microorganism is placed to permit its growth, cause it to produce substances, or observe its activity under defined conditions; also called culture medium or growth medium. The medium is usually a solution of nutrients in water, or a similar solution solidified with gelatin or agar.

    Etymology: [L. medium the middle, fr. medius middle. See Mid, and cf. Medius.]

  2. Medium(n.)

    A means of transmission of news, advertising, or other messages from an information source to the public, also called a news medium, such as a newspaper or radio; used mostly in the plural form, i. e. news media or media. See 1st media.

    Etymology: [L. medium the middle, fr. medius middle. See Mid, and cf. Medius.]

Wiktionary

  1. medium(Noun)

    The nature of the surrounding environment, e.g. solid, liquid, gas, vacuum, or a specific substance such as a solvent.

    Etymology: From medium, neuter of medius. Compare middle.

  2. medium(Noun)

    The material or empty space through which signals, waves or forces pass.

    Etymology: From medium, neuter of medius. Compare middle.

  3. medium(Noun)

    A format for communicating or presenting information.

    Etymology: From medium, neuter of medius. Compare middle.

  4. medium(Noun)

    The materials used to finish a workpiece using a mass finishing or abrasive blasting process.

    Etymology: From medium, neuter of medius. Compare middle.

  5. medium(Noun)

    A nutrient solution for the growth of cells in vitro.

    Etymology: From medium, neuter of medius. Compare middle.

  6. medium(Noun)

    The means or channel by which an aim is achieved.

    Etymology: From medium, neuter of medius. Compare middle.

  7. medium(Noun)

    A liquid base which carries pigment in paint.

    Etymology: From medium, neuter of medius. Compare middle.

  8. medium(Noun)

    A tool used for painting or drawing.

    Acrylics, oils, charcoal and gouache are all mediums I used in my painting.

    Etymology: From medium, neuter of medius. Compare middle.

  9. medium(Noun)

    Someone who supposedly conveys information from the spirit world.

    Etymology: From medium, neuter of medius. Compare middle.

  10. medium(Noun)

    Anything having a measurement intermediate between extremes, such as a garment or container.

    Etymology: From medium, neuter of medius. Compare middle.

  11. medium(Noun)

    A person whom garments or apparel of intermediate size fit.

    Etymology: From medium, neuter of medius. Compare middle.

  12. medium(Noun)

    A half pint serve of Guinness (or other stout in some regions).

    Etymology: From medium, neuter of medius. Compare middle.

  13. medium(Adjective)

    Arithmetically average.

    Etymology: From medium, neuter of medius. Compare middle.

  14. medium(Adjective)

    Of intermediate size, degree, amount etc.

    Etymology: From medium, neuter of medius. Compare middle.

  15. medium(Adjective)

    Of meat, cooked to a point greater than rare but less than well done; typically, so the meat is still red in the centre.

    Etymology: From medium, neuter of medius. Compare middle.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Medium(noun)

    that which lies in the middle, or between other things; intervening body or quantity. Hence, specifically: (a) Middle place or degree; mean

    Etymology: [L. medium the middle, fr. medius middle. See Mid, and cf. Medius.]

  2. Medium(noun)

    see Mean

    Etymology: [L. medium the middle, fr. medius middle. See Mid, and cf. Medius.]

  3. Medium(noun)

    the mean or middle term of a syllogism; that by which the extremes are brought into connection

    Etymology: [L. medium the middle, fr. medius middle. See Mid, and cf. Medius.]

  4. Medium(noun)

    a substance through which an effect is transmitted from one thing to another; as, air is the common medium of sound. Hence: The condition upon which any event or action occurs; necessary means of motion or action; that through or by which anything is accomplished, conveyed, or carried on; specifically, in animal magnetism, spiritualism, etc., a person through whom the action of another being is said to be manifested and transmitted

    Etymology: [L. medium the middle, fr. medius middle. See Mid, and cf. Medius.]

  5. Medium(noun)

    an average

    Etymology: [L. medium the middle, fr. medius middle. See Mid, and cf. Medius.]

  6. Medium(noun)

    a trade name for printing and writing paper of certain sizes. See Paper

    Etymology: [L. medium the middle, fr. medius middle. See Mid, and cf. Medius.]

  7. Medium(noun)

    the liquid vehicle with which dry colors are ground and prepared for application

    Etymology: [L. medium the middle, fr. medius middle. See Mid, and cf. Medius.]

  8. Medium(adj)

    having a middle position or degree; mean; intermediate; medial; as, a horse of medium size; a decoction of medium strength

    Etymology: [L. medium the middle, fr. medius middle. See Mid, and cf. Medius.]

Freebase

  1. Medium

    Medium is an American television drama series that premiered on NBC on January 3, 2005, ending its run on that network on June 1, 2009. The series then moved to CBS on September 25, 2009, airing its final episode overall on January 21, 2011. Themed on supernatural gifts, its lead character, Allison DuBois, is a medium employed as a consultant for the Phoenix, Arizona district attorney's office. Allison and her husband Joe are the parents of three daughters, all of whom inherited Allison's gift. The show was initially based on the experiences of medium Allison DuBois, who claims she has worked with law enforcement agencies across the country in criminal investigations. Medium was created by Glenn Gordon Caron and was produced by his company Picturemaker Productions and Kelsey Grammer's Grammnet Productions in association with Paramount Television from 2005–06, CBS Paramount Television from 2006-09, and finally CBS Television Studios from 2009 until the series ended. The series aired on NBC during its first five seasons before switching to CBS for the sixth and seventh seasons. The production division of CBS had assumed production of Medium in 2006 after absorbing the television arm of the Paramount Pictures film studio. Paramount's home entertainment arm still held DVD distribution rights in conjunction with CBS DVD.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Medium

    mē′di-um, n. the middle: the middle place or degree: any intervening means, instrument, or agency: the substance in which bodies exist, or through which they move: in spiritualism, the person through whom spirits are said to make themselves seen or heard:—pl. Mē′diums, or Mē′dia.—adjs. Mē′dium, mediocre; Mediumis′tic, of or pertaining to spiritualistic mediums.—Circulating medium, money passing from hand to hand, as coin, bank-notes, &c. [L.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Medium

    in modern spiritualism a person susceptible to communication with the spirit-world.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. Medium

    121-160mm.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. MEDIUM

    A party with one ear in the grave but both hands on your wallet. "Hello, Central! Give me Heaven!"

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. medium

    See RESISTING MEDIUM.

Editors Contribution

  1. medium

    A form or way.

    Money is a medium of exchange.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 15, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'medium' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3853

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'medium' in Nouns Frequency: #419

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How to say medium in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of medium in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of medium in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of medium in a Sentence

  1. Jane Addams:

    Action indeed is the sole medium of expression for ethics.

  2. Joko Widodo:

    This should strengthen our trade, connecting small and medium enterprises' products to national, even global networks.

  3. Tiemen Meester:

    The knock-on effect on imports has continued into 2015, the tough and volatile market environment looks set to continue for some time yet... The board considered it appropriate in view of the broader context to suspend dividend payments for the medium term.

  4. Gerald Rafshoon:

    We always had to be different since we didn't have a lot of money and TV was our medium, starting with his successful campaign for governor and through his presidential campaigns I decided to use green. Why ? I liked green because it stood out from the traditional red, white and blue.

  5. Bill Pickering:

    The next five to 10 years are going to be a boom in terms of business here, but it needs to be done properly and there needs to be a focus on local businesses and small and medium-sized businesses in particular.

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