Meaning of medium
Pronunciation: (mē'dē-um), [key]
— n., pl. adj. -di•a -di•ums
- a middle state or condition; mean.
- something intermediate in nature or degree.
- an intervening substance, as air, through which a force acts or an effect is produced.
- the element that is the natural habitat of an organism.
- surrounding objects, conditions, or influences; environment.
- an intervening agency, means, or instrument by which something is conveyed or accomplished: Words are a medium of expression.
- one of the means or channels of general communication, information, or entertainment in society, as newspapers, radio, or television.
- the substance in which specimens are displayed or preserved.
- a liquid or solidified nutrient material suitable for the cultivation of microorganisms.
- a person through whom the spirits of the dead are alleged to be able to contact the living.
- the medium of watercolor.
- Painting.a liquid with which pigments are mixed.
- the material or technique with which an artist works:the medium of watercolor.
- a size of printing paper, 18 × 23 in. (47 × 60 cm) in England, 18 × 23 to 19 × 25 in. (46 × 58 to 48 × 64 cm) in America.
- a size of drawing or writing paper, 17 × 22 in. (44 × 56 cm).
- Also calledSee
- with the principal actors in the middle distance: The scene was shot in medium.
- about halfway between extremes, as of degree, amount, quality, position, or size: Cook over medium heat. He is of medium height.
- medium (Thesaurus)