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Definitions of medium

  1. transmissions that are disseminated widely to the public Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. an occupation for which you are especially well suited; "in law he found his true metier" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. an intervening substance through which signals can travel as a means for communication Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a means or instrumentality for communicating Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. the surrounding environment; "fish require an aqueous medium" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a state that is intermediate between extremes; a middle position; "a happy medium" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. an intervening substance through which something is achieved; "the dissolving medium is called a solvent" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. (biology) a substance in which specimens are preserved or displayed Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. That which lies in the middle, or between other things; intervening body or quantity. Hence, specifically: (a) Middle place or degree; mean. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. See Mean. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. The mean or middle term of a syllogism; that by which the extremes are brought into connection. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. The liquid vehicle with which dry colors are ground and prepared for application. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. The mean; that which comes between or in the middle; agency; as, the newspaper is a great advertising medium; space or substance in which bodies exist or move; as, water is the only medium in which fish can live; a person through whom messages from the spirit world are delivered to earth. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. The middle: the middle place or degree: anything intervening: means or instrument: the substance in which bodies exist, or through which they move: in spiritualism, the person through whom spirits are alleged to make their communications:-pl. MEDIUMS or MEDIA. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. Middle place or degree; anything which intervenes or transmits; means; substance in which a body exists. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. Anything that acts intermediately; a substance in which something may exist or move. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. One believed to be controlled by a disembodied spirit. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. The middle place or degree between two extremes; means by which anything is accomplished, conveyed, or carried on; the space or substance in which bodies exist, or through which they move in passing from one point to another; in painting, the liquid vehicle with which the dry pigments are ground and made ready for the artists use; in animal magnetism and spiritualism, the person through whom it is alleged certain spirits manifest themselves and transmit their communications to others. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  19. Media. Any of the structures through which a force acts, as the refracting media of the eyebulb; any of the more or less solid substances in which cultures are reared or tissues are propagated. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  20. around the middle of a scale of evaluation of physical measures; "an orange of average size"; "intermediate capacity"; "a plane with intermediate range"; "medium bombers" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. (of meat) cooked until there is just a little pink meat inside Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. a means or instrumentality for storing or communicating information Wordnet Dictionary DB
  23. a liquid with which pigment is mixed by a painter Wordnet Dictionary DB
  24. A substance through which an effect is transmitted from one thing to another; as, air is the common medium of sound. Hence: The condition upon which any event or action occurs; necessary means of motion or action; that through or by which anything is accomplished, conveyed, or carried on; specifically, in animal magnetism, spiritualism, etc., a person through whom the action of another being is said to be manifested and transmitted. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. Having a middle position or degree; mean; intermediate; medial; as, a horse of medium size; a decoction of medium strength. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. Having a middle position; halfway between two things, states, etc. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  27. Intermediate; middle; mediocre. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

Usage examples for medium

  1. Mr. Nelson was a medium for the communication of the very spirit of Christ in that service. – Frank H. Nelson of Cincinnati by Warren C. Herrick
  2. He was a perfect artist in his own medium which happened to be hair. – Marge Askinforit by Barry Pain
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