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medium

me·di·um

medium

 
pronunciation:
mi di m
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: noun
inflections: media, mediums
definition 1: an intervening substance or agency through which a force is effective.
Copper wire is a medium for conducting electricity.
synonyms:
vehicle
similar words:
agency, instrumentality, intermediary, means, mode
definition 2: an instrument, means, or agency.
We use money as a medium of exchange.
synonyms:
instrument, means
similar words:
agency, mechanism, tool, vehicle
definition 3: any one of the means of mass communication, such as television, radio, newspapers, or the like.
Which medium do you most often go to for news?
definition 4: (pl.) newspapers, television, radio, and other means of mass communication collectively (used with a singular or plural verb).
The media have a strong influence over our thinking.The couple's engagement was immediately announced in the media.
synonyms:
communications, mass media, media
similar words:
press
definition 5: a middle or intermediate thing or condition.
There must be a happy medium between what you want to do and what she wants to do.
similar words:
intermediary, middle
definition 6: a means of personal communication or artistic expression.
Ansel Adams is an artist whose medium is photography.
similar words:
method, mode
definition 7: the natural or social environment in which one lives.
synonyms:
element, environment, habitat
similar words:
milieu
definition 8: a person through whom spirits manifest themselves, as in a seance.
synonyms:
psychic
similar words:
clairvoyant, necromancer
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: middle or intermediate in size or degree.
The suspect is a man of medium height.I ordered a medium soda.
synonyms:
intermediate, moderate
similar words:
average, mean, middle, middling, modest
Word Parts
The word medium contains the following part:
medi Latin root that means middle
synonyms:
meso-