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  1. 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
  2. (bacteriology) a nutrient substance (solid or liquid) that is used to cultivate micro-organisms Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. transmissions that are disseminated widely to the public Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. an occupation for which you are especially well suited; "in law he found his true metier" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. an intervening substance through which signals can travel as a means for communication Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a means or instrumentality for communicating Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. the surrounding environment; "fish require an aqueous medium" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. someone who serves as an intermediary between the living and the dead; "he consulted several mediums" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. a state that is intermediate between extremes; a middle position; "a happy medium" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. an intervening substance through which something is achieved; "the dissolving medium is called a solvent" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. (biology) a substance in which specimens are preserved or displayed Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. (of meat) cooked until there is just a little pink meat inside Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. a means or instrumentality for storing or communicating information Wordnet Dictionary DB
  14. a liquid with which pigment is mixed by a painter Wordnet Dictionary DB
  15. 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
  16. See Mean. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. The mean or middle term of a syllogism; that by which the extremes are brought into connection. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. 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
  19. An average. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. A trade name for printing and writing paper of certain sizes. See Paper. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. The liquid vehicle with which dry colors are ground and prepared for application. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. Having a middle position or degree; mean; intermediate; medial; as, a horse of medium size; a decoction of medium strength. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. Middle. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  24. 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.
  25. Having a middle position; halfway between two things, states, etc. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  26. 1. Anything through which an action is performed, a means. 2. A substance, either solid or liquid, containing nutrient material for the cultivation of microorganisms; a culture-medium. 3. The liquid vehicle holding a substance in solution or suspension. 4. A substance used for treating or mounting histological specimens. 5. A substance through which impulses or impressions are transmitted. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  27. Preserving substance. Surrounding substance. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. Intermediate; middle; mediocre. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  31. 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.
  32. One believed to be controlled by a disembodied spirit. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. [Latin] Any of the structures through which a force acts, as refracting media of eyebulb; substance in which cultures are reared or tissues propagated. na
  36. That which lies in the middle, or between other things; intervening body or quantity. dictgcide_fs
  37. A substance through which an effect is transmitted from one thing to another; as, air is the common medium of sound. dictgcide_fs
  38. A source of nutrients in which a microorganism is placed to permit its growth, cause it to produce substances, or observe its activity under defined conditions; also called culture medium or growth medium. The medium is usually a solution of nutrients in water, or a similar solution solidified with gelatin or agar. dictgcide_fs
  39. A means of transmission of news, advertising, or other messages from an information source to the public, also called a news medium, such as a newspaper or radio; used mostly in the plural form, i. e. news media or media. See 1st media{2}. dictgcide_fs
  40. m[=e]'di-um, n. the middle: the middle place or degree: any intervening means, instrument, or agency: the substance in which bodies exist, or through which they move: in spiritualism, the person through whom spirits are said to make themselves seen or heard:--pl. M[=E]'DIUMS, or M[=E]'DIA.--adjs. M[=E]'DIUM, mediocre; MEDIUMIS'TIC, of or pertaining to spiritualistic mediums.--CIRCULATING MEDIUM, money passing from hand to hand, as coin, bank-notes, &c. [L.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  41. (pl. -a, -ums). Middle quality, degree, &c. (between extremes, or abs.); intervening substance through which impressions are conveyed to senses &c., e.g. air; (fig.) conditions of life; agency, means, as by, through, the m. of; m. of circulation, what serves as instrument of commercial transactions, e.g. coin; liquid vehicle with which pigments are mixed. e.g. oil, water; (Spiritualism) person as organ of communications from departed spirits, whence mediumism n., mediumistic a., mediumize v.t.; (adj.) intermediate between two degrees or amounts, average, moderate. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  42. Pl. media. Conditions and environment of the body. Sec also under Culture. American pocket medical dictionary.
  43. [L.] Paper twenty-three inches by eighteen. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  44. n. [Latin] That which lies in the middle; intervening body or quantity; middle place or degree; mean; the mean or middle term of a syllogism;— an intervening or pervading substance; hence, instrumentality of communication; agency of transmission; instrument or means by which any thing is effected;— a size of paper between demy and royal. Cabinet Dictionary

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