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Adjective: median  mee-dee-un
  1. (statistics) relating to or constituting the middle value of an ordered set of values (or the average of the middle two in a set with an even number of values)
    "the median value of 17, 20, and 36 is 20";
    - average
  2. Dividing an animal into right and left halves
    - medial
  3. Relating to or situated in or extending toward the middle
    - medial
Noun: median  mee-dee-un
  1. (statistics) the number midway between the two middle numbers in a series containing an even or odd number of items
    - median value
  2. [N. Amer] The area which separates opposing lanes of traffic in a dual carriageway
    - central reservation [Brit]

Derived forms: medians

See also: central, mesial, normal

Type of: norm

Part of: divided highway [N. Amer], dual carriageway [Brit]

Encyclopedia: Median