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medium

adjective [not gradable]  us   /ˈmid·i·əm/

medium adjective [not gradable] (AVERAGE)

being in the middle between an upper and lower amount, size, or degree; average: He was a man of medium height. The shirt is available in small, medium, and large sizes. Medium also refers to a way of cooking meat or fish so that it is cooked in the middle: Would you like your steak rare, medium, or well-done?

medium

noun [C]

medium noun [C] (METHOD)

 us   /ˈmid·i·əm/ (plural mediums or media  /ˈmid·i·ə/ ) a method or way of expressing something: the broadcasting/print medium art us   /ˈmid·i·əm/ (plural mediums or media  /ˈmid·i·ə/ ) The medium that an artist works in is the materials or method used to create things: The work of art was done in mixed media (= using different substances), and included wood shavings, pieces of metal, glue, and oil paint.

medium noun [C] (MATERIAL/SUBSTANCE)

physics /ˈmid·i·əm/ the material through which a wave or other force travels

medium noun [C] (PERSON)

 us   /ˈmid·i·əm/ (plural mediums) a person who claims to receive messages from people who are dead
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