media

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See also: média, medía, and Media

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Noun[edit]

media (plural mediae)

  1. (anatomy) The middle layer of the wall of a blood vessel or lymph vessel which is composed of connective and muscular tissue.
  2. (linguistics, dated) A voiced stop consonant.
  3. (entomology) One of the major veins of the insect wing, between the radius and the cubitus
Usage notes[edit]

Not to be confused with medium.

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  • (vein of insect wing): M
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

media

  1. plural form of medium
  2. (often used as uncountable, though such use is proscribed) Means and institutions for publishing and broadcasting information.
    As a result of the rise of, first, television news and entertainment media and, second, web-based media, traditional print-based media has declined in popularity.
  3. (usually with a definite article; often used as uncountable, though such use is proscribed) The journalists and other professionals who comprise the mass communication industry.
    Some celebrities dislike press conferences, where the media bombards them with questions.
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Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From medi- + -a.

Adjective[edit]

media (plural mediaj, accusative singular median, accusative plural mediajn)

  1. environmental

Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

media

  1. media

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Galician[edit]

Noun[edit]

media f (plural medias)

  1. average

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Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

media sg

  1. feminine form of medio

Noun[edit]

media f (plural medie)

  1. average, mean

Noun[edit]

media m (invariable)

  1. media

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Verb[edit]

media

  1. third-person singular present of mediare
  2. second-person singular imperative of mediare

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Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

media

  1. nominative feminine singular of medius
  2. nominative neuter plural of medius
  3. accusative neuter plural of medius
  4. vocative feminine singular of medius
  5. vocative neuter plural of medius

mediā

  1. ablative feminine singular of medius

Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

media

  1. first-person singular imperfect of medir
  2. third-person singular imperfect of medir

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Late Latin mediāre, present active infinitive of mediō, from Latin medius.

Verb[edit]

a media (third-person singular present mediază, past participle mediat1st conj.

  1. to mediate
  2. to intercede, interpose

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin medius

Noun[edit]

media f (plural medias)

  1. sock, stocking
  2. pantyhose
  3. (mathematics) mean, average
  4. half an hour
    son las cinco y media = it’s 5:30.

Adjective[edit]

media f (masculine medio, feminine plural medias, masculine plural medios)

  1. half
    media hora = half an hour.
  2. middle, mid, in the middle of
  3. average, mean

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media

  1. third-person singular present of mediar

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

media

  1. indefinite plural of medium
  2. definite plural of medium

Usage notes[edit]

  • While formally a Latin plural, most often used as a collective or plurale tantum (e.g. mass media)