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medium

adjective uk   us   /ˈmiː.di.əm/

medium adjective (MIDDLE)

B1 being in the middle between an upper and lower amount, size, degree, or value: a girl of medium height a medium-sized book
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medium adjective (MEAT)

(of meat) cooked so that it is no longer red in the middle: Would you like your steak rare, medium, or well done?
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medium

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈmiː.di.əm/

medium noun [C] (METHOD)

C2 (plural media or mediums) a method or way of expressing something: the broadcasting/print medium They told the story through the medium of dance.

medium noun [C] (PERSON)

(plural mediums) a person who says that they can receive messages from people who are dead

medium noun [C] (SUBSTANCE)

a substance that something grows in, lives in, or moves through: Compost is an excellent growing medioum.
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