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Meaning of “medium” in the English Dictionary

"medium" in British English

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mediumadjective

uk   us   /ˈmiː.di.əm/
  • medium adjective (MIDDLE)

B1 being in the ​middle between an ​upper and ​loweramount, ​size, ​degree, or ​value: a ​girl of medium ​height a medium-sized ​book

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mediumnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈmiː.di.əm/
(Definition of medium from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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mediumadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈmid·i·əm/
being in the ​middle between an ​upper and ​loweramount, ​size, or ​degree; ​average: He was a man of medium ​height. The ​shirt is ​available in ​small, medium, and ​largesizes. Medium also refers to a way of ​cookingmeat or ​fish so that it is ​cooked in the ​middle: Would you like ​yoursteakrare, medium, or ​well-done?

mediumnoun [C]

  • medium noun [C] (METHOD)

 us   /ˈmid·i·əm/ (plural mediums or media  /ˈmid·i·ə/ ) a ​method or way of ​expressing something: the ​broadcasting/​print medium art us   /ˈmid·i·əm/ (plural mediums or media  /ˈmid·i·ə/ ) The medium that an ​artistworks in is the ​materials or ​method used to ​create things: The ​work of ​art was done in ​mixed media (= using different ​substances), and ​includedwood shavings, ​pieces of ​metal, ​glue, and ​oilpaint.
  • medium noun [C] (MATERIAL/SUBSTANCE)

physics /ˈmid·i·əm/ the ​material through which a ​wave or other ​forcetravels
  • medium noun [C] (PERSON)

 us   /ˈmid·i·əm/ (plural mediums) a ​person who ​claims to ​receivemessages from ​people who are ​dead
(Definition of medium from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"medium" in Business English

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mediumnoun

uk   us   /ˈmiːdiəm/
[C] (plural media or mediums) COMMUNICATIONS a ​method of ​communication or ​entertainment, for ​exampletelevision, 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 ​identifieddigital media as a ​keyopportunity.
[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 ​directmail.
[C, usually singular] COMMERCE a ​size of clothes that is between ​small and large: Could I ​try on a medium, please?

mediumadjective

uk   us   /ˈmiːdiəm/
used to describe something that is between ​small and large in ​size: Production of existing ​small and medium ​cars will continue at the ​plant.
(Definition of medium from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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