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Definition of "median" []

  • Relating to, located in, or extending toward the middle. (adjective)
  • Anatomy Of, relating to, or situated in or near the plane that divides a bilaterally symmetrical animal into right and left halves; mesial. (adjective)
  • Statistics Relating to or constituting the middle value in a distribution. (adjective)
  • A median point, plane, line, or part. (noun)
  • See median strip. See Regional Note at neutral ground. (noun)
  • Of, relating to, situated in, or directed towards the middle (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Of or relating to the plane that divides an organism or organ into symmetrical parts (adjective)
  • Of or relating to the median (adjective)
  • A middle point, plane, or part (noun)
  • A straight line joining one vertex of a triangle to the midpoint of the opposite side (noun)
  • A straight line joining the midpoints of the nonparallel sides of a trapezium (noun)
  • The middle value in a frequency distribution, below and above which lie values with equal total frequencies (noun)
  • The middle number or average of the two middle numbers in an ordered sequence of numbers (noun)
  • The strip, often covered with grass, that separates the two sides of a highway (noun)

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Use "median" in a sentence
  • "JIM GRANDEY, FATHER OF BLUFFTON BASEBALL COACH: About all he remembers, he remembers sitting on what he calls the median, it might have been the berm or the road up against some concrete, looking at the bus on its side and thinking, my goodness, we must have fallen off."
  • "One of the most controversial aspects of Caplan's work is the exceptionally dim view he takes of what he calls the median voter."
  • "The term median means _____. (1 point) there are an equal number of employees earning above the amount provided and an equal number earning below the amount provided there are an equal number of employees earning above the amount provided but not an equal number earning below the amount provided there are an equal number of employees not earning above the amount provided but an equal number of employees earning below the number provided the number calculated by adding all numbers together, then dividing by the total amount of numbers"