Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “medium”

See all translations

medium

noun
 
 
/ˈmiːdiəm/
[C] ( plural media or mediums) COMMUNICATIONS a method of communication or entertainment, for example television, radio, or the internet: a medium of sth Interactive TV opens up the medium of television to the participation of individuals.a medium for sth The internet is a growing medium for uncensored information and discussion. Typically cinema is the chosen medium for visualizing the future.advertising/communications/marketing medium Many businesses are finding Web video an attractive marketing medium.digital/interactive/storage media The government has identified digital media as a key opportunity.
[C] ( plural media or mediums) something that is used as a way of creating or expressing something else: a medium for sth Products are the medium for communication between corporations and the market.a medium of sth Body language is often consciously used as a medium of expressing thoughts and feelings.through the medium of sth They advertise through the medium of direct mail.
[C, usually singular] COMMERCE a size of clothes that is between small and large: Could I try on a medium, please?
→  See also display medium
(Definition of medium noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of medium?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “medium” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

baby

a very young child, especially one that has not yet begun to walk or talk

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More