Synonyms of medium


1. medium, instrumentality, instrumentation

usage: a means or instrumentality for storing or communicating information

2. medium, environment, environs, surroundings, surround

usage: the surrounding environment; "fish require an aqueous medium"

3. medium, communication, communicating

usage: an intervening substance through which signals can travel as a means for communication

4. culture medium, medium, food, nutrient

usage: (bacteriology) a nutrient substance (solid or liquid) that is used to cultivate micro-organisms

5. medium, liquid

usage: a liquid with which pigment is mixed by a painter

6. medium, substance

usage: (biology) a substance in which specimens are preserved or displayed

7. medium, substance

usage: an intervening substance through which something is achieved; "the dissolving medium is called a solvent"

8. medium, state

usage: a state that is intermediate between extremes; a middle position; "a happy medium"

9. medium, spiritualist, sensitive, psychic

usage: someone who serves as an intermediary between the living and the dead; "he consulted several mediums"

10. medium, mass medium, transmission

usage: (usually plural) transmissions that are disseminated widely to the public

11. metier, medium, occupation, business, job, line of work, line

usage: an occupation for which you are especially well suited; "in law he found his true metier"


1. average, intermediate, medium, moderate (vs. immoderate)

usage: around the middle of a scale of evaluation; "an orange of average size"; "intermediate capacity"; "medium bombers"

2. medium, cooked (vs. raw)

usage: (meat) cooked until there is just a little pink meat inside

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Definition and meaning of medium (Dictionary)