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Meaning & Definition of Medium in English

English

Medium

/midiəm/

noun

1. A means or instrumentality for storing or communicating information

    synonym:
  • medium

2. The surrounding environment

  • "Fish require an aqueous medium"
    synonym:
  • medium

3. An intervening substance through which signals can travel as a means for communication

    synonym:
  • medium

4. (bacteriology) a nutrient substance (solid or liquid) that is used to cultivate micro-organisms

    synonym:
  • culture medium
  • ,
  • medium

5. A liquid with which pigment is mixed by a painter

    synonym:
  • medium

6. (biology) a substance in which specimens are preserved or displayed

    synonym:
  • medium

7. An intervening substance through which something is achieved

  • "The dissolving medium is called a solvent"
    synonym:
  • medium

8. A state that is intermediate between extremes

  • A middle position
  • "A happy medium"
    synonym:
  • medium

9. Someone who serves as an intermediary between the living and the dead

  • "He consulted several mediums"
    synonym:
  • medium
  • ,
  • spiritualist
  • ,
  • sensitive

10. (usually plural) transmissions that are disseminated widely to the public

    synonym:
  • medium
  • ,
  • mass medium

11. An occupation for which you are especially well suited

  • "In law he found his true metier"
    synonym:
  • metier
  • ,
  • medium

adjective

1. Around the middle of a scale of evaluation

  • "An orange of average size"
  • "Intermediate capacity"
  • "Medium bombers"
    synonym:
  • average
  • ,
  • intermediate
  • ,
  • medium

2. (meat) cooked until there is just a little pink meat inside

    synonym:
  • medium

Examples of using

You only need a medium size.
My gloves are size medium.
One of my suitcases is large, and the other one is medium.