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mediumadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈmid·i·əm/
being in the middle between an upper and lower amount, size, or degree; average: He was a man of medium height. The shirt is available in small, medium, and large sizes.
Medium also refers to a way of cooking meat or fish so that it is cooked in the middle: Would you like your steak rare, 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 artist works in is the materials or method used to create things: The work of art was done in mixed media (= using different substances), and included wood shavings, pieces of metal, glue, and oil paint.
  • medium noun [C] (MATERIAL/SUBSTANCE)

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

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







"medium" in British English

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mediumadjective

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

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

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mediumnoun [C]

uk   /ˈmiː.di.əm/  us   /ˈmiː.di.əm/
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"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 example television, 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 identified digital media as a key opportunity.
[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 direct mail.
[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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