Meaning of MEDIUM in English

MEDIUM

I. adjective

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a business/financial/media etc empire

His business empire is now worth over $20 billion.

a media/marketing/advertising etc blitz

The campaign was launched with a nationwide publicity blitz.

a media/press campaign

The government spent thousands of pounds on a media campaign.

a medium of communication (= a way of exchanging information, especially through televison, art, music etc )

Photography is a very popular medium of communication.

industrial/financial/media etc conglomerate

magnetic media

mass media

The crime received heavy coverage in the mass media.

media circus

The trial has turned into a media circus .

media hype

Despite the media hype , I found the film very disappointing.

media scrutiny (= by newspapers, TV etc )

How does he cope with the intense media scrutiny?

media studies

media/press coverage (= on television, in newpapers etc )

The case has received wide press coverage.

media/property/business/newspaper tycoon

a multi-millionaire property tycoon

medium length

All the girls had short or medium length hair.

medium term

The company’s prospects look good in the medium term.

medium wave

medium (= quite hot )

She ordered a medium curry.

medium/average build

He was of medium build and wearing a light-coloured jacket.

mixed media

new media

political/media/TV etc pundits

If you believe the fashion pundits, we’ll all be wearing pink this year.

portable media player

press/media speculation

She appealed for an end to press speculation about her marriage.

streaming media

strike a happy medium

I always tried to strike a happy medium between having a home that looked like a bomb had hit it and becoming obsessively tidy.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

build

He was about thirty-five and of medium build but beginning to fill out.

He is of slim to medium build and was wearing a dark ski mask.

The robber's described as a white male, in his early to mid twenties and of medium build .

Police are looking for a man who's five feet eleven inches tall and of medium build .

carrot

Shred one medium carrot into ribbon strips with a potato peeler, repeat with one medium courgette.

heat

Stir carefully to mix together, then cook for 3 minutes over a medium heat . 4.

In the same pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat.

Cook the dumplings over a medium heat until they are lightly browned underneath.

In a large frying pan, melt the butter or margarine over medium heat .

Melt the butter in a heavy pan over a medium heat .

Melt the butter in the same pot over medium heat .

Melt butter over medium heat in small skillet.

Just cook over medium heat , 2 minutes per side.

height

He was of medium height and was wearing a baggy and very creased cotton suit the colour of oatmeal.

The majority were of medium height , about a hundred and sixty pounds, clean-shaven and capable-looking.

In general this is a well designed and well made sweater with a stud fastened neck closure and medium height collar.

Crazy Horse was a slim man of medium height with brown hair hanging below his waist and a scar above his lip.

She was a dark-haired woman of medium height with a faintly Asiatic cast to her brow and complexion.

Of medium height , fair-haired, his gray eyes magnified by glasses with steel-blue frames.

One was white, of medium height with fair or ginger hair cut short on one side and longer on the other.

He was of medium height , and had regular, even features of the kind which are instantly forgettable.

length

The former is bristly, of medium length , coarse, dense and lying close.

The human eye and brain are much happier reading short to medium length unjustified lines although books are conventionally justified.

Root Perms For body and lift on short to medium length hair, go for a root perm.

The horns, thicker than the Kerry's, are of medium length , curving forwards and upwards.

When the weaving yarn is medium thickness, you want short to medium length floats.

It is within reach of the stage's edge and seems to be of medium length , not an elongated canne.

Coat Outer coat is straight, coarse, dense, of medium length and lying flat.

onion

Slice and fry 4 medium onions until soft.

If you prefer a stronger flavour of onion , grate half a medium onion into the cottage cheese or fromage frais.

pace

In addition he was an excellent medium pace round-arm bowler.

I found myself opening the batting and going on as change bowler with my medium pace .

He even played his part as a support bowler, whose right-arm leg-breaks or medium pace could be quite economical.

saucepan

In a medium saucepan over a low heat, heat cream to just lukewarm.

Cut into 1-inch cubes, and place in heavy medium saucepan .

Combine quinces, water and sugar in medium saucepan and bring to simmer over medium-low heat.

Pour cream into heavy medium saucepan .

Place juice in a medium saucepan and heat over medium just until the sugar dissolves.

Bring water and 1 1 / 2 teaspoons salt to rolling boil in medium saucepan .

In medium saucepan , combine remaining ingredients and bring to boil over high heat.

size

Many large and medium size companies, government departments and Local authorities are putting Dataease to use somewhere within their organisations.

It's of medium size with accommodation for just over 200 people.

The Directors' Workshop - a three-day business review workshop for directors of medium size companies run in conjunction with the Institute of Directors.

There are people who consider this arrangement as being the most perfect construction yet devised for ships of medium size .

The Centre for Business Enterprise A centre for the study of high growth medium size companies.

We used large rollers on the top of the head and switched to the medium size at the back.

Eyes Eyes are of medium size , almond-shaped with well fitting lids, moderately deep set, neither protruding nor receding.

There are medium size consultancies, many of which specialise in consumer, industrial or financial clients.

speed

In smoothly flowing medium speed winds, plumes from power stations can travel in a concentrated stream for hundreds of miles.

Blend at lowest speed 30 seconds and then beat at medium speed 3 minutes.

At medium speed , beat in eggs, one at a time, beating for two minutes after each addition.

With an electric mixer, beat at low speed until moistened and then at medium speed for 3 minutes.

Beat on medium speed for 5 minutes.

Beat well at medium speed of the electric mixer.

Beat 2 minutes at medium speed .

term

With demand for short and medium term paper picking up, most issues registered gains of up to £3/4.

Many traders and economists still believe the dollar is likely to head higher in the medium term .

In the medium term prove to be more cost-effective.

Politically, however, this is the least likely in the near to medium term .

The market believes strong growth prospects are limited in the medium term and the stock fell 11p to 456p.

It hopes to build its membership up to between 100 and 300 companies in the medium term .

For these discussions to take place in an effective manner accurate forecasts are needed over the medium term .

For the medium term , telecommunications is the key.

wave

You can receive Network 5 all over Ireland at around 700 and 900 on the medium wave .

That's why you can no longer get Radio 2 or Radio 3 on medium wave .

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

full/medium/light-bodied

in the long/short/medium term

movie/media/gambling etc mogul

The movie moguls were taking it up.

Under normal circumstances Chaplin may well have simply thrown the eminent movie mogul a mere passing glance of recognition.

the glare of publicity/the media/public scrutiny etc

the mass media

the media

a case of mass media manipulation

A White House aide told the media everything he knew about the President's private life.

Colson believes the media has been overly critical since the Stanford game.

local media reports

Pearson is wary of facing the media after last year's scandal.

The Japanese media quoted Murayama as being "very pleased" with the breakthrough.

The judge is worried that comments in the media might affect the result of the trial.

The letter must have been leaked to the media by a White House official.

The story received a huge amount of media attention.

There wasn't much about the event in the media .

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

medium salsa

two medium potatoes, peeled and sliced

What size shirt does he wear -- medium or large?

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A big oblong for the managing director, six medium ones for the directors, a dozen small ones for the salesmen.

At medium speed, beat in eggs, one at a time, beating for two minutes after each addition.

Blend at lowest speed 30 seconds and then beat at medium speed 3 minutes.

Even the economy beyond Leeds and Yorkshire pulled my parents and their friends and acquaintances, small to medium middle class.

He was of medium height, and had regular, even features of the kind which are instantly forgettable.

Reduce over medium heat to a light sauce consistency.

Season steaks with pepper and place on grill over medium coals.

The visitors recall medium pacer Martin Howie after completing a college course and Paul Johnson also returns.

II. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

good

However, when a good medium is provided it will thrive vigorously and produce numerous shoots on runners.

Instead we prepare a much better medium which has many of the advantages of the natural environment without its disadvantages.

Plasticine is a good medium for supporting all sizes of specimen as it is easily moulded and re-used.

It is a good spawning medium , but it is necessary to inhibit its growth, which can be abundant.

Qualities of speech Speech is immediate and flexible Speech is the best medium of communication in many situations.

Stainless steel made good medium of exchange on a planet where all metal had to be imported.

Poetry is the best medium for this sort of thing, he says.

Both these forms of support suggest that video is a good medium for extended listening to the foreign language.

growing

Cultivation: Very indifferent as to its growing medium , it will even grow in fine gravel or unwashed sand.

Ensure the crown just protrudes above the growing medium .

Cultivation: This plant is not very demanding as to its growing medium , and therefore can even be grown in gravel.

Cultivation: The ideal growing medium for this species would contain substantial quantities of organic detritus and mud or clay.

Cultivation: Ideally the growing medium should consist of some amount of clay.

A growing medium could also be placed around the roots.

Cultivation: An extremely undemanding plant as to its growing medium , and will grow almost in any substratum.

happy

Unfortunately, Elena knew no happy medium: her approach to her better-qualified colleagues was parasitical.

He told friends he always believed in striking a happy medium .

Eriksson's task is to find the happy and workable medium between hope and reality.

Austen believes in love and marriage - the happy medium .

ideal

Cultivation: The ideal growing medium for this species would contain substantial quantities of organic detritus and mud or clay.

And such conditions, as noted previously, are an ideal medium for the cultivation of skewed or corrosive organizational beliefs.

Gouache is an ideal medium for building these forms as the light changes and catches each leaf.

The versatility of gouache makes it an ideal medium for working in the rugged New Zealand landscape.

mass

Might advertising be regarded as a mass medium on similar grounds?

Here, his old taste for face-to-face encounters was complemented by his mastery of the new mass medium of television.

The Manchester Guardian was a mass medium in Manchester from its foundation in 1821.

Or is film, not cinema, the mass medium ?

The same product, the Sun, can thus be described in several different ways as a mass medium .

Radio had only recently developed into a mass medium for news and entertainment.

new

Video is a relatively new medium for in-house communications and is used by some companies to great effect.

For one thing, creating original content in a new medium is hard.

The film companies, however, were pledged to fight the new medium to the last ditch.

Many reasons have been advanced to justify government regulation each time a new medium has come along.

It is always a good idea to look at all possible sources of software for a new medium .

The fast-rising new medium of television seemed to be the center of the universe.

Here, his old taste for face-to-face encounters was complemented by his mastery of the new mass medium of television.

Far better to spend some money exploring this new medium than to ignore the biggest competitive threat since television.

particular

If a particular medium is wanted, the agency has to listen.

The context of the particular medium , and the atmosphere it can create, can affect responses to the advertising.

powerful

He was in command of the most powerful medium ever to affect the thinking and behaviour of people - television.

But even notoriously conservative newspaper publishers recognize that the Web is a radical and powerful publishing medium .

It is the most powerful medium for mass communication so far devised.

small

Nothing huge, small to medium .

suitable

Is Siporax a suitable replacement medium ?

About eight teaspoonsful of marine salts dissolved in a gallon of fresh water will afford a suitable hatching medium .

Cultures are established by placing a few cells on to a suitable medium and then allowing them to multiply.

At the same time they serve as a suitable spawning medium for many species of aquarium fish.

For a decade, fertile hen's eggs provided the most suitable medium .

Photomontage was an immensely suitable medium for the provocative imagery of Dada.

It may also prove necessary to confound the belief that the local community and environment can not provide a suitable learning medium .

Tape-slide presentations appear to be a suitable medium for conveying the type of information used in library education.

■ NOUN

contrast

Also, this technique requires the use of a contrast medium , in this case, tap water.

culture

Hepatoma cells in culture secrete PLA2 into the culture medium when stimulated by interleukin 6.

The resulting crude cell suspension is purified using a Ficoll-Hypaque gradient and resuspended in culture medium .

storage

We can see, then, how computers help to develop and extend information, as well as merely acting as the storage medium .

The main storage medium inside willow seeds, ants and all other living cells is not electronic but chemical.

The basic requirement for an advanced information technology is some kind of storage medium with a large number of memory locations.

■ VERB

add

Suppose, now, that galactosides are added to the medium .

Also, these drugs can be added to the medium of in vitro neural preparations.

become

Photography was fast becoming a medium in which working-class people could present themselves to each other.

grow

But the growing medium of television broadcast something new to worry about in the 1950s.

provide

For a decade, fertile hen's eggs provided the most suitable medium .

The gluten should be providing a stretchable medium in which the dough can sustain its rise and hold its dome.

It may also prove necessary to confound the belief that the local community and environment can not provide a suitable learning medium .

Cultivation: A layer of peat and gravel, or leaf-mould and coarse sand or loam should provide a good medium .

Electronic technology provides a single medium with the power to integrate diverse types of information.

reduce

For example, water is known to react violently with metallic sodium, another reducing medium utilized commercially.

Turn fillets over, reduce heat to medium , and cook several minutes more until skin side is browned.

use

Contrast this with efforts to use a linear medium such as videotape interactively.

Once in a great while, a show is produced that uses the medium to full and proper advantage.

I have just started using the medium of watercolour, struggling along and producing paintings of a particular subject.

Richter is not a conventional painter: he is an artist who happens to use paint as a medium .

Money balances held for these two purposes are called active balances: money to be used as a medium of exchange.

Cards are used as the medium which translates the pattern into a mechanical function on the Jacquard loom.

This chapter examines a selection, using graphics as a medium .

These activities are lively and innovatory and use the medium of translation to develop both written and oral skills.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a happy medium (between sth and sth)

full/medium/light-bodied

in the long/short/medium term

movie/media/gambling etc mogul

The movie moguls were taking it up.

Under normal circumstances Chaplin may well have simply thrown the eminent movie mogul a mere passing glance of recognition.

the glare of publicity/the media/public scrutiny etc

the mass media

the media

a case of mass media manipulation

A White House aide told the media everything he knew about the President's private life.

Colson believes the media has been overly critical since the Stanford game.

local media reports

Pearson is wary of facing the media after last year's scandal.

The Japanese media quoted Murayama as being "very pleased" with the breakthrough.

The judge is worried that comments in the media might affect the result of the trial.

The letter must have been leaked to the media by a White House official.

The story received a huge amount of media attention.

There wasn't much about the event in the media .

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

DVDs have quickly become an extremely popular medium for film viewing.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Add the sugar and increase the speed to medium for five minutes.

But whatever the subject, the mood was predominantly one of escape and the medium one of romance.

Cultivation: Undemanding as to the planting medium it will grow well in unwashed sand.

Either answer is partially correct, as the method of absorption varies with different concentrations of nutrients in the medium .

Poetry is the best medium for this sort of thing, he says.

The transfer medium is magnetic tape.

These models were the medium they used to communicate.

Watercolour is taken to include gouache and bottle artists' colour as well as the traditional transparent medium .

III. noun

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

But whatever the subject, the mood was predominantly one of escape and the medium one of romance.

Either answer is partially correct, as the method of absorption varies with different concentrations of nutrients in the medium .

Poetry is the best medium for this sort of thing, he says.

The transfer medium is magnetic tape.

These models were the medium they used to communicate.

Watercolour is taken to include gouache and bottle artists' colour as well as the traditional transparent medium .

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