Definitions of medium

  1. transmissions that are disseminated widely to the public
  2. an occupation for which you are especially well suited; " in law he found his true metier"
  3. a means or instrumentality for communicating
  4. the surrounding environment; " fish require an aqueous medium"
  5. a state that is intermediate between extremes; a middle position; " a happy medium"
  6. an intervening substance through which something is achieved; " the dissolving medium is called a solvent"
  7. ( biology) a substance in which specimens are preserved or displayed
  8. That which lies in the middle, or between other things; intervening body or quantity. Hence, specifically: ( a) Middle place or degree; mean.
  9. See Mean.
  10. The mean or middle term of a syllogism; that by which the extremes are brought into connection.
  11. The liquid vehicle with which dry colors are ground and prepared for application.
  12. The mean; that which comes between or in the middle; agency; as, the newspaper is a great advertising medium; space or substance in which bodies exist or move; as, water is the only medium in which fish can live; a person through whom messages from the spirit world are delivered to earth.
  13. The middle: the middle place or degree: anything intervening: means or instrument: the substance in which bodies exist, or through which they move: in spiritualism, the person through whom spirits are alleged to make their communications:- pl. MEDIUMS or MEDIA.
  14. Middle place or degree; anything which intervenes or transmits; means; substance in which a body exists.
  15. Anything that acts intermediately; a substance in which something may exist or move.
  16. One believed to be controlled by a disembodied spirit.
  17. The middle place or degree between two extremes; means by which anything is accomplished, conveyed, or carried on; the space or substance in which bodies exist, or through which they move in passing from one point to another; in painting, the liquid vehicle with which the dry pigments are ground and made ready for the artists use; in animal magnetism and spiritualism, the person through whom it is alleged certain spirits manifest themselves and transmit their communications to others.
  18. Media. Any of the structures through which a force acts, as the refracting media of the eyebulb; any of the more or less solid substances in which cultures are reared or tissues are propagated.
  19. around the middle of a scale of evaluation of physical measures; " an orange of average size"; " intermediate capacity"; " a plane with intermediate range"; " medium bombers"
  20. ( of meat) cooked until there is just a little pink meat inside
  21. a means or instrumentality for storing or communicating information
  22. a liquid with which pigment is mixed by a painter
  23. A substance through which an effect is transmitted from one thing to another; as, air is the common medium of sound. Hence: The condition upon which any event or action occurs; necessary means of motion or action; that through or by which anything is accomplished, conveyed, or carried on; specifically, in animal magnetism, spiritualism, etc., a person through whom the action of another being is said to be manifested and transmitted.
  24. Having a middle position or degree; mean; intermediate; medial; as, a horse of medium size; a decoction of medium strength.
  25. Having a middle position; halfway between two things, states, etc.
  26. Intermediate; middle; mediocre.