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Noun: medium (media,mediums)  mee-dee-um
  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
    - culture medium
  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
    - spiritualist, sensitive
  10. (usually plural) transmissions that are disseminated widely to the public
    - mass medium
  11. An occupation for which you are especially well suited
    "in law he found his true medium";
    - m├ętier
Adjective: medium  mee-dee-um
  1. Around the middle of a scale of evaluation
    "medium bombers";
    - average, intermediate
  2. (meat) cooked until there is just a little pink meat inside

Derived forms: media, mediums

See also: cooked, mod [informal], moderate

Type of: business, communicating, communication, environment, environs, food, instrumentality, instrumentation, job, line, line of work, liquid, means, nutrient, occupation, psychic, state, substance, surround, surroundings, transmission

Encyclopedia: Medium, Rare and Remastered