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"median" in British English

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medianadjective

uk   /ˈmiː.di.ən/  us   /ˈmiː.di.ən/ specialized
  • median adjective (MATHEMATICS)

mathematics The median ​value is the ​middle one in a set of ​valuesarranged in ​order of ​size: Median ​householdincomefell last ​year.

mediannoun [C]

uk   /ˈmiː.di.ən/  us   /ˈmiː.di.ən/ specialized
the ​value that is the ​middle one in a set of ​valuesarranged in ​order of ​size
(Definition of median from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"median" in American English

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mediannoun [C]

 us   /ˈmid·i·ən/
  • median noun [C] (LAND)

(also median strip,  /ˌmid·i·ənˈstrɪp/ ) a ​narrow strip of ​land or ​concrete between the two ​sides of a ​largeroad, separating the ​vehiclesmoving in ​oppositedirections: The ​car went out of ​control, ​jumped the median, and ​hit a ​truckhead on.
  • median noun [C] (NUMBER)

mathematics the ​middlenumber or ​amount in a ​series
(Definition of median from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"median" in Business English

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medianadjective

uk   us   /ˈmiːdiən/
a median ​number, ​value, or ​amount is in the middle of a ​series of ​numbers, ​values, or ​amounts: Today the median age for marriage in the US is 25 for women and 27 for men. median ​income/​earnings/​salary median/​rate/​value

mediannoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈmiːdiən/
a ​number, ​value, or ​amount that is in the middle of a ​series of ​numbers, ​values, or ​amounts: Home ​prices have continued to ​increase, with the median ​rising 5.8 ​percent to $352,874. Data from the ​Institute for Policy Research showed that the median for women's ​annualearnings was around $32,000, far below the median for men's ​earnings of $41,300.
(Definition of median from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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