Meaning of “media” in the English Dictionary

"media" in British English

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uk /ˈmiː.di.ə/ us /ˈmiː.di.ə/

media noun (NEWSPAPERS)

the media B2 [ S, + sing/pl verb ]

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  • A senior civil servant has been disciplined for revealing secret government plans to the media.
  • My original statement has been completely distorted by the media.
  • His interest in cricket has been well-documented by the media.
  • The doings of the British royal family have always been of interest to the media.
  • He was portrayed in the media as a complete fiend.

the internet, newspapers, magazines, television, etc., considered as a group:

the local/national media
The issue has been much discussed in the media.
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media noun (MEDIUM)

plural of medium noun

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(Definition of “media” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"media" in American English

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mediaplural noun

us /ˈmid·i·ə/

media plural noun (NEWSPAPERS)

newspapers, magazines, television, and radio, considered as a group:

the news media
There was a tremendous amount of media coverage of the funeral of Princess Diana.


us /ˈmid·i·ə/

media (MEDIUM)

pl of medium

(Definition of “media” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"media" in Business English

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/ˈmiːdiə/ uk us COMMUNICATIONS
the media

[ U + singular or plural verb ] newspapers, magazines, radio, television, and the internet considered as a group:

The issue has been much discussed in the media.
the local/national media I think we have been unfairly targeted by the national media.
broadcasting/digital/print media Individual print media organizations have the power to decide which advertisements they want to carry.
media attention/coverage/hype The scandal received much media attention.

plural of medium noun

(Definition of “media” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)