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media, plural; mediums, plural;
  1. About halfway between two extremes of size or another quality; average
    • - John is six feet tall, of medium build
    • - medium-length hair
  2. (of cooked meat) Halfway between rare and well-done
    • - I wanted my burger to be medium
  1. An agency or means of doing something
    • - using the latest technology as a medium for job creation
    • - their primitive valuables acted as a medium of exchange
  2. A means by which something is communicated or expressed
    • - here the Welsh language is the medium of instruction
  3. The intervening substance through which impressions are conveyed to the senses or a force acts on objects at a distance
    • - radio communication needs no physical medium between the two stations
    • - the medium between the cylinders is a vacuum
  4. The substance in which an organism lives or is cultured
    • - grow bacteria in a nutrient-rich medium
  5. A particular form of storage for digitized information, such as magnetic tape or discs
    • - moving or copying backed-up data through a hierarchy of different mediums
  6. A liquid (e.g., oil or water) with which pigments are mixed to make paint

  7. The material or form used by an artist, composer, or writer
    • - oil paint is the most popular medium for glazing
  8. A person claiming to be in contact with the spirits of the dead and to communicate between the dead and the living

  9. The middle quality or state between two extremes; a reasonable balance
    • - you have to strike a happy medium between looking like royalty and looking like a housewife

  1. a means or instrumentality for storing or communicating information
  2. average: around the middle of a scale of evaluation; "an orange of average size"; "intermediate capacity"; "medium bombers"
  3. (meat) cooked until there is just a little pink meat inside
  4. the surrounding environment; "fish require an aqueous medium"
  5. an intervening substance through which signals can travel as a means for communication
  6. culture medium: (bacteriology) a nutrient substance (solid or liquid) that is used to cultivate micro-organisms
  7. In communication, media (singular medium) are the storage and transmission channels or tools used to store and deliver information or data. It is often referred to as synonymous with mass media or news media, but may refer to a single medium used to communicate any data for any purpose.
  8. Founded as Cross Computer Consulting on January 1, 1999, incorporated as Coptix Inc. on January 1, 2002, and re-branded as Medium on April 9, 2009, Medium is a Chattanooga, Tennessee based graphic design, web design, and web development company with clients such as Rock/Creek, Chattem, redbox, ...
  9. Mediumship is described as a form of communication with spirits., Robert Todd Carroll, Skeptic's Dictionary, Retrieved March 23, 2007 "In spiritualism, a medium is one with whom spirits communicate directly. ...
  10. An optical medium is material through which electromagnetic waves propagate. It is a form of transmission medium. The permittivity and permeability of the medium define how electromagnetic waves propagate in it. ...
  11. The fourth season of Medium, an American television series, began January 7, 2008, and ended on May 12, 2008. It aired on NBC.
  12. Medium is an American supernatural and dramatic television series that premiered on NBC on January 3, 2005. Its lead character is Allison DuBois (Patricia Arquette), a medium who works as a consultant for the Phoenix, Arizona district attorney's office. ...
  13. The nature of the surrounding environment, e.g. solid, liquid, gas, vacuum, or a specific substance such as a solvent; The material or empty space through which signals, waves or forces pass; A format for communicating or presenting information; The materials used to finish a workpiece using ...
  14. (Mediums) Medium-dated Government stock (Gilts), ie with a life between 5 and 15 years.
  15. (Mediums) are people that communicate with spirit and receive and relay messages from the afterlife. The objective of a medium’s work is to prove survival of the human personality after death and to help the bereaved come to terms with their loss. ...
  16. (Mediums) substances which when added to acrylics changes the paint's qualities. For example, thickening mediums including texture paste make the paint thicker so that brush marks show and textures can be created. ...
  17. 1) The specific tool and material used by an artist, e.g., brush and oil paint, chisel and stone. 2) The mode of expression employed by an artist, e.g., painting, sculpture, the graphic arts. ...
  18. A person who posess the ability to communicate with spirits of deceased people (and sometimes pets). Some mediums claim to be able to channel the spirit, by allowing the deceased to speak or write messages using the medium's body.
  19. Someone who professes to be able communicate with spirits on behalf of another living being, acting as a midway point halfway between the worlds of the living and the dead.
  20. A person believed to act as an intermediary between discarnate entities and the living. See also clairvoyant medium, trance medium, mental mediumship, physical mediumship.
  21. A channel who specializes in communication with people who have died, as opposed to one who works with higher or more abstract sources.
  22. material or technique an artist works in; also, the component of paint in which the pigment is dispersed.
  23. Cattle have slightly large frames, and are slightly tall and long-bodied for their age.
  24. Hair strands that feel like a cotton thread and that are neither course nor fine feeling
  25. transmission, or system that carries the message or data