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medium

adjective uk   /ˈmiː.di.əm/ us  

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   /ˈmiː.di.əm/ us  

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.
Translations of “medium”
in Korean 중간의…
in Arabic مُتَوَسِّط…
in French moyen, média, médium…
in Turkish orta, vasat…
in Italian medio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 中間的, 中等的, 適中的…
in Russian средний…
in Polish średni…
in Spanish medio, médium…
in Portuguese mediano, médio…
in German das Mittel, die Medien (pl.), das Medium…
in Catalan mitjà…
in Japanese (大きさ、程度が)中位の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 中间的, 中等的, 适中的…
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