Associations to the word «Median»


MEDIAN, noun. (anatomy) (now rare) A central vein or nerve, especially the median vein or median nerve running through the forearm and arm. [from 15th c.]
MEDIAN, noun. (statistics) In statistics and probability theory, the median is the number separating the higher half of a data sample, a population, or a probability distribution, from the lower half. The median of a finite list of numbers can be found by arranging all the observations from lowest value to highest value and picking the middle one (e.g., the median of {3, 3, 5, 9, 11} is 5). If there is an even number of observations, then there is no single middle value; the median is then usually defined to be the mean of the two middle values. [from 19th c.]
MEDIAN, noun. (US) The median strip; the area separating two lanes of opposite-direction traffic. [from 20th c.]
MEDIAN, adjective. Situated in the middle; central, intermediate. [from 16th c.]
MEDIAN, adjective. (anatomy) (botany) In the middle of an organ, structure etc.; towards the median plane of an organ or limb. [from 16th c.]
MEDIAN, adjective. (statistics) Having the median as its value. [from 19th c.]
MEDIAN, adjective. Relating to Media or Medes. [from 16th c.]
MEDIAN, adjective. (obsolete) Of laws, rules etc.: unchanging, invariable. [17th-19th c.]
MEDIAN, noun. A Mede
MEDIAN, noun. The northwestern Iranian language of the Medes, attested only by numerous loanwords in Old Persian, few borrowings in Old Armenian and some glosses in Ancient Greek; nothing is known of its grammar.
MEDIAN EMINENCE, noun. (anatomy) Part of the inferior boundary for the hypothalamus in the human brain.
MEDIAN LINE, noun. A line drawn (on a map) in a maritime area which marks the maritime boundary between two countries.
MEDIAN LINES, noun. Plural of median line
MEDIAN NERVE, noun. (anatomy) A nerve in the upper limb in humans and other animals, formed from parts of the medial and lateral cords of the brachial plexus, and compression of which causes carpal tunnel syndrome.
MEDIAN NERVES, noun. Plural of median nerve
MEDIAN PLANE, noun. (anatomy) The only plane along which the human body is roughly symmetrical, running from the top to the bottom through navel, separating the left and the right hand.

Dictionary definition

MEDIAN, noun. The value below which 50% of the cases fall.
MEDIAN, adjective. Relating to or constituting the middle value of an ordered set of values (or the average of the middle two in a set with an even number of values); "the median value of 17, 20, and 36 is 20"; "the median income for the year was $15,000".
MEDIAN, adjective. Dividing an animal into right and left halves.
MEDIAN, adjective. Relating to or situated in or extending toward the middle.

Wise words

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