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English adjective: medium

1. medium around the middle of a scale of evaluation


SamplesAn orange of average size.
Intermediate capacity.
Medium bombers.


Synonymsaverage, intermediate


Similarmoderate


Antonymsimmoderate

2. medium (meat) cooked until there is just a little pink meat inside


Similarcooked


Antonymsraw


English noun: medium

1. medium (communication) a means or instrumentality for storing or communicating information


Broader (hypernym)instrumentality, instrumentation


Narrower (hyponym)album, celluloid, cinema, data-storage medium, film, paper, print media, record album, storage medium, telecom, telecommunication, vehicle

2. medium (location) the surrounding environment


SamplesFish require an aqueous medium.


Broader (hypernym)environment, environs, surround, surroundings

3. medium (communication) an intervening substance through which signals can travel as a means for communication


Broader (hypernym)communicating, communication


Narrower (hyponym)aether, air, airwave, ether


Domain category membersban, censor

4. medium (substance) (bacteriology) a nutrient substance (solid or liquid) that is used to cultivate micro-organisms


Synonymsculture medium


Broader (hypernym)food, nutrient


Narrower (hyponym)agar, nutrient agar


Domain categorybacteriology

5. medium (substance) a liquid with which pigment is mixed by a painter


Broader (hypernym)liquid


Narrower (hyponym)magilp, megilp

6. medium (substance) (biology) a substance in which specimens are preserved or displayed


Broader (hypernym)substance


Narrower (hyponym)contrast material, contrast medium


Domain categorybiological science, biology

7. medium (substance) an intervening substance through which something is achieved


SamplesThe dissolving medium is called a solvent.


Broader (hypernym)substance


Narrower (hyponym)dissolvent, dissolver, dissolving agent, resolvent, solvent

8. medium (state) a state that is intermediate between extremes; a middle position


SamplesA happy medium.


Broader (hypernym)state

9. medium (person) someone who serves as an intermediary between the living and the dead


SamplesHe consulted several mediums.


Synonymssensitive, spiritualist


Broader (hypernym)psychic

10. medium (communication) (usually plural) transmissions that are disseminated widely to the public


Synonymsmass medium


Broader (hypernym)transmission


Narrower (hyponym)broadcast medium, broadcasting

11. medium (act) an occupation for which you are especially well suited


SamplesIn law he found his true metier.


Synonymsmetier


Broader (hypernym)business, job, line, line of work, occupation









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