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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



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



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.


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

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