Associations to the word «Medium»

Wiktionary

MEDIUM, noun. (plural media or mediums) The nature of the surrounding environment, e.g. solid, liquid, gas, vacuum, or a specific substance such as a solvent.
MEDIUM, noun. ​(plural media or mediums) The material or empty space through which signals, waves or forces pass.
MEDIUM, noun. ​(plural media or mediums) A format for communicating or presenting information.
MEDIUM, noun. (plural media or mediums) (engineering) The materials used to finish a workpiece using a mass finishing or abrasive blasting process.
MEDIUM, noun. (plural media or mediums) (microbiology) A nutrient solution for the growth of cells in vitro.
MEDIUM, noun. (plural media or mediums) The means or channel by which an aim is achieved.
MEDIUM, noun. (plural mediums or media) A liquid base which carries pigment in paint.
MEDIUM, noun. (plural mediums or media) (painting) A tool used for painting or drawing.
MEDIUM, noun. (plural mediums) (spiritualism) Someone who supposedly conveys information from the spirit world.
MEDIUM, noun. (plural mediums) Anything having a measurement intermediate between extremes, such as a garment or container.
MEDIUM, noun. (plural mediums) A person whom garments or apparel of intermediate size fit.
MEDIUM, noun. (plural mediums) (Ireland) (dated) (informal) A half-pint serving of Guinness (or other stout in some regions).
MEDIUM, noun. A middle place or degree.
MEDIUM, noun. (dated) An average; sometimes the mathematical mean.
MEDIUM, noun. (logic) The mean or middle term of a syllogism, that by which the extremes are brought into connection.
MEDIUM, adjective. (obsolete) Arithmetically average.
MEDIUM, adjective. Of intermediate size, degree, amount etc.
MEDIUM, adjective. Of meat, cooked to a point greater than rare but less than well done; typically, so the meat is still red in the centre.
MEDIUM, adverb. To a medium extent
MEDIUM DEAD, adjective. (humorous) unconscious and near death.
MEDIUM DRY, adjective. (of wine) (cider) between dry and medium sweetness
MEDIUM OF EXCHANGE, noun. An intermediary used in trade to avoid the inconveniences of a pure barter system, such as money.
MEDIUM PACE, adjective. (cricket) describing a style of bowling, intermediate in speed between spin and pace, in which the bowler uses swing or seam to take wickets
MEDIUM PACER, noun. (cricket) a medium pace bowler
MEDIUM PACERS, noun. Plural of medium pacer
MEDIUM RARE, adjective. (of cooking, particularly meats) Cooked somewhat lightly, so the meat is no longer red, but is not brown (in the case of beef); cooked to a degree between rare and medium.
MEDIUM SCALE INTEGRATION, noun. (electronics) An integration type for digital circuits that contain hundreds of transistors providing dozens of logic gates per chip.
MEDIUM SPINY NEURON, noun. A special type of GABAergic inhibitory cell involved in body movement.
MEDIUM SPINY NEURONS, noun. Plural of medium spiny neuron

Dictionary definition

MEDIUM, noun. A means or instrumentality for storing or communicating information.
MEDIUM, noun. The surrounding environment; "fish require an aqueous medium".
MEDIUM, noun. An intervening substance through which signals can travel as a means for communication.
MEDIUM, noun. (bacteriology) a nutrient substance (solid or liquid) that is used to cultivate micro-organisms.
MEDIUM, noun. A liquid with which pigment is mixed by a painter.
MEDIUM, noun. (biology) a substance in which specimens are preserved or displayed.
MEDIUM, noun. An intervening substance through which something is achieved; "the dissolving medium is called a solvent".
MEDIUM, noun. A state that is intermediate between extremes; a middle position; "a happy medium".
MEDIUM, noun. Someone who serves as an intermediary between the living and the dead; "he consulted several mediums".
MEDIUM, noun. (usually plural) transmissions that are disseminated widely to the public.
MEDIUM, noun. An occupation for which you are especially well suited; "in law he found his true metier".
MEDIUM, adjective. Around the middle of a scale of evaluation; "an orange of average size"; "intermediate capacity"; "medium bombers".
MEDIUM, adjective. (meat) cooked until there is just a little pink meat inside.

Wise words

A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and time in which it is used.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.