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See also: médium

English

Etymology

From Latin medium, neuter of medius (middle). Compare middle.

Pronunciation

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    Rhymes: -iːdiəm

Noun

medium (plural mediums)

  1. (plural media) The nature of the surrounding environment, e.g. solid, liquid, gas, vacuum, or a specific substance such as a solvent.
  2. (plural media) The material or empty space through which signals, waves or forces pass.
  3. (plural media) A format for communicating or presenting information.
  4. (plural media, microbiology) A nutrient solution for the growth of cells in vitro.
  5. (plural media) The means or channel by which an aim is achieved.
  6. (plural mediums) A liquid base which carries pigment in paint.
  7. (plural mediums, spiritualism) Someone who supposedly conveys information from the spirit world.
  8. (plural mediums) Anything having a measurement intermediate between extremes, such as a garment or container.
  9. (plural mediums) A person whom garments or apparel of intermediate size fit.

Quotations

(format for communicating or presenting information):

  • 1996: In some instances one can take advantage of differential carbohydrate fermentation capabilities of microorganisms by incorporating one or more carbohydrates in the medium along with a suitable pH indicator. Such media are called differential media (e.g., eosin methylene blue or MacConkey agar) and are commonly used to isolate enteric bacilli. — Medical Microbiology, ed. Samuel Baron, MD.

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Adjective

medium (not comparable)

  1. Template:obsolete Arithmetically average.
  2. Of intermediate size, degree, amount etc.
  3. Of meat, cooked to a point greater than rare but less than well done; typically, so the meat is still red in the centre.

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Danish

Etymology

From Latin medium.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /meːdiɔm/, [ˈmeːˀd̥jɔm]

Noun

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Inflection

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Latin

Adjective

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Noun

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  1. middle, center, medium, midst
  2. community, public, publicity

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Swedish

Noun

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  1. a medium, a middle part in communication, a substance useful for communication (e.g. aether), a spiritual connection

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