median

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See also: Median, médian, medían, and medián

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French median, from Latin medianus ‎(of or pertaining to the middle, adjective), from medius ‎(middle) (see medium), from Proto-Indo-European *medhy- ‎(middle). Cognate with Old English midde, middel ‎(middle). More at middle.

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median ‎(plural medians)

  1. (anatomy, now rare) A central vein or nerve, especially the median vein or median nerve running through the forearm and arm. [from 15th c.]
  2. (geometry) A line segment joining the vertex of triangle to the midpoint of the opposing side.
  3. (statistics) In statistics and probability theory, the median is the number separating the higher half of a data sample, a population, or a probability distribution, from the lower half. The median of a finite list of numbers can be found by arranging all the observations from lowest value to highest value and picking the middle one (e.g., the median of {3, 3, 5, 9, 11} is 5). If there is an even number of observations, then there is no single middle value; the median is then usually defined to be the mean of the two middle values. [from 19th c.]
  4. (US) The median strip; the area separating two lanes of opposite-direction traffic. [from 20th c.]

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median ‎(not comparable)

  1. Situated in the middle; central, intermediate. [from 16th c.]
  2. (anatomy, botany) In the middle of an organ, structure etc.; towards the median plane of an organ or limb. [from 16th c.]
  3. (statistics) Having the median as its value. [from 19th c.]

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median

  1. accusative singular of media

Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

median

  1. Genitive singular form of media.

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median

  1. Second-person plural (ustedes) present indicative form of mediar.
  2. Third-person plural (ellos, ellas, also used with ustedes?) present indicative form of mediar.

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Noun[edit]

median c

  1. median value

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Inflection of median 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative median medianen medianer medianerna
Genitive medians medianens medianers medianernas

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