noun a means or instrumentality for storing or communicating information
noun the surrounding environment
fish require an aqueous medium
noun an intervening substance through which signals can travel as a means for communication
noun (bacteriology) a nutrient substance (solid or liquid) that is used to cultivate micro-organisms
noun a liquid with which pigment is mixed by a painter
noun (biology) a substance in which specimens are preserved or displayed
noun an intervening substance through which something is achieved
the dissolving medium is called a solvent
noun a state that is intermediate between extremes; a middle position
a happy medium
noun someone who serves as an intermediary between the living and the dead
he consulted several mediums
noun (usually plural) transmissions that are disseminated widely to the public
noun an occupation for which you are especially well suited
in law he found his true metier
adjective satellite around the middle of a scale of evaluation
an orange of average size
adjective satellite (meat) cooked until there is just a little pink meat inside
L. medium the middle, fr. medius middle. See Mid, and cf. Medius.
plural L MediaEMediums
That which lies in the middle, or between other things; intervening body or quantity. Hence, specifically: (a) Middle place or degree; mean.
The just medium . . . lies between pride and abjection.
(b)(Math.)See Mean. (c)(Logic)The mean or middle term of a syllogism; that by which the extremes are brought into connection.
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.
Whether any other liquors, being made mediums, cause a diversity of sound from water, it may be tried.
I must bring together
All these extremes; and must remove all mediums.
An average. R.
A medium of six years of war, and six years of peace.
A trade name for printing and writing paper of certain sizes. See Paper.
(Paint.)The liquid vehicle with which dry colors are ground and prepared for application.
Having a middle position or degree; mean; intermediate; medial; as, a horse of medium size; a decoction of medium strength.