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Definition of "medium" []

  • Something, such as an intermediate course of action, that occupies a position or represents a condition midway between extremes. (noun)
  • An intervening substance through which something else is transmitted or carried on. (noun)
  • An agency by which something is accomplished, conveyed, or transferred: The train was the usual medium of transportation in those days. (noun)
  • Usage Problem A means of mass communication, such as newpapers, magazines, radio, or television. (noun)
  • Usage Problem The group of journalists and others who constitute the communications industry and profession. (noun)

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.

Use "medium" in a sentence
  • "Mag. _ in May 1861, writes: "I have deduced from this result the relation between statical or dynamical electricity, and have shown that the elasticity of the magnetic medium in air is the same as that of the luminiferous medium, _if these two coexistent, coextensive, and equally elastic media are not rather one medium_.""
  • "I sat down and ordered hot-and-sour soup (medium hot) and kung pao chicken (medium*)."
  • "Short finish upon opening, but with time medium to medium+ with airtime (and touch of drying tannins noticeable on the finish)."