media

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See also: Media, média, medía, and mediá

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin media, nominal use of the feminine of medius (middle, adj).

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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
  4. (zoology) An ant specialized as a forager in a leaf-cutter ant colony.
Usage notes[edit]

Not to be confused with medium.

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

Plural of medium, reinterpreted as singular or mass noun; from Latin medium (plural media), nominal use of the neuter of medius (middle, adj).

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Noun[edit]

media (plural media or medias)

  1. plural 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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Dutch[edit]

Noun[edit]

media

  1. Plural form of medium

Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From medi- + -a.

Adjective[edit]

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

  1. environmental

Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

media

  1. media

Declension[edit]

Inflection of media (Kotus type 12/kulkija, no gradation)
nominative media mediat
genitive median medioiden
medioitten
partitive mediaa medioita
illative mediaan medioihin
singular plural
nominative media mediat
accusative nom. media mediat
gen. median
genitive median medioiden
medioitten
mediainrare
partitive mediaa medioita
inessive mediassa medioissa
elative mediasta medioista
illative mediaan medioihin
adessive medialla medioilla
ablative medialta medioilta
allative medialle medioille
essive mediana medioina
translative mediaksi medioiksi
instructive medioin
abessive mediatta medioitta
comitative medioineen

Galician[edit]

Noun[edit]

media f (plural medias)

  1. average

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Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

media

  1. feminine singular of medio

Noun[edit]

media f (plural medie)

  1. average, mean (especially an overall, average grade)

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

References[edit]

  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “media”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Noun[edit]

media n

  1. definite plural of medium

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

media n

  1. definite plural of medium

Polish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

media pl

  1. plural of medium
  2. media (means and institutions for publishing and broadcasting information)

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Further reading[edit]

  • media in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowing from English media, mass media.

Noun[edit]

media m pl (plurale tantum)

  1. (Portugal, journalism) Alternative spelling of média (media; mass media)
Synonyms[edit]
  • (mass media): mídia (Brazil)
Usage notes[edit]

Both media and média are used in European Portuguese, with media being the more common form, often italicized to denote the foreign origin and to distinguish it from the verb form of medir. In Brazilian Portuguese the variant mídia, in the singular, is often used. [1]

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

media

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

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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. (usually in the plural) pantyhose
  3. (mathematics) mean, average
  4. half an hour
    son las cinco y media = it’s 5:30.
  5. sharecrop

Adjective[edit]

media

  1. feminine singular of medio

Verb[edit]

media

  1. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of mediar.
  2. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form 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)