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"median" in British English

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medianadjective

uk   /ˈmiː.di.ən/  us   /ˈmiː.di.ən/ specialized

mediannoun [C]

uk   /ˈmiː.di.ən/  us   /ˈmiː.di.ən/ specialized
(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 large road, separating the vehicles moving in opposite directions: The car went out of control, jumped the median, and hit a truck head on.
  • median noun [C] (NUMBER)

mathematics the middle number 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 annual earnings 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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