Meaning of MEDIUM in English


I. noun (plural ~s or media) see: mid Date: 1593 1. something in a middle position, a middle condition or degree ; mean , a means of effecting or conveying something: as, a. a substance regarded as the means of transmission of a force or effect, a surrounding or enveloping substance, the tenuous material (as gas and dust) in space that exists outside large agglomerations of matter (as stars) , b. plural usually media a channel or system of communication, information, or entertainment, a publication or broadcast that carries advertising, a mode of artistic expression or communication, something (as a magnetic disk) on which information may be stored, go-between , intermediary , an individual held to be a channel of communication between the earthly world and a world of spirits, material or technical means of artistic expression, 3. a condition or environment in which something may function or flourish, b. plural media a nutrient system for the artificial cultivation of cells or organisms and especially bacteria, a fluid or solid in which organic structures are placed (as for preservation or mounting), a liquid with which pigment is mixed by a painter, see: media II. adjective Date: 1711 intermediate in quantity, quality, position, size, or degree

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