medial

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From Latin mediālis.

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medial (comparative more medial, superlative most medial)

  1. Of or pertaining to a mean or average.
    medial allegation
  2. In or near the middle; not at either end.
    • 1893, Walter Besant, “Prologue”, in The Ivory Gate:
      Thus, when he drew up instructions in lawyer language, he expressed the important words by an initial, a medial, or a final consonant, and made scratches for all the words between; his clerks, however, understood him very well.
  3. (anatomy) 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.

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Noun[edit]

medial (plural medials)

  1. One or more letters that occur in the middle of a word.
  2. Any of various things that occur in the middle.

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