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medium meaning and definition

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Definition of medium (noun)

  1. a means or instrumentality for storing or communicating information
  2. the surrounding environment
    • "fish require an aqueous medium"
  3. an intervening substance through which signals can travel as a means for communication
  4. (bacteriology) a nutrient substance (solid or liquid) that is used to cultivate micro-organisms
  5. a liquid with which pigment is mixed by a painter
  6. (biology) a substance in which specimens are preserved or displayed
  7. an intervening substance through which something is achieved
    • "the dissolving medium is called a solvent"
  8. a state that is intermediate between extremes; a middle position
    • "a happy medium"
  9. someone who serves as an intermediary between the living and the dead
  10. (usually plural) transmissions that are disseminated widely to the public
  11. an occupation for which you are especially well suited
    • "in law he found his true metier"
    • synonyms: metier

MEDIUM adjective

Definition of medium (adjective)

  1. around the middle of a scale of evaluation
    • "an orange of average size"; "intermediate capacity"; "medium bombers"
    • synonyms: average, intermediate
  2. (meat) cooked until there is just a little pink meat inside
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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