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middle

noun
 
/ˈmɪdl/
A2 the centre of something: We live right in the middle of the town.
B1 not the beginning or the end but the time in between: The letter should arrive by the middle of next week.
be in the middle of doing something B1 to be busy: I can’t talk now – I’m in the middle of cooking a meal.
Translations of “middle”
in Spanish medio, centro, cintura…
in Arabic وَسَط, مُنْتَصَف…
in Korean 중간, (시간) 중간…
in Portuguese meio, centro…
in French milieu, taille…
in German die Mitte…
in Catalan centre, meitat…
in Japanese まん中, (期間の)中頃…
in Chinese (Simplified) 中部,中间, 中央, 当中…
in Chinese (Traditional) 中部,中間, 中央, 中心…
in Italian mezzo, centro, metà…
(Definition of middle noun from the Cambridge Essential Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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