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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun medium:

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Medium is included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

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Definition of the noun medium

What does medium mean as a name of something?

Medium is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: media (communication) / mediums (less preferred form; communication) / mediums (seance)

  1. a means or instrumentality for storing or communicating information
  2. the surrounding environment
  3. an intervening substance through which signals can travel as a means for communication
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • more generic words: communicating / communication = the activity of communicating
    • more specific words:
      • aether / ether = a medium that was once supposed to fill all space and to support the propagation of electromagnetic waves
      • airwave / air = medium for radio and television broadcasting
  4. (bacteriology) a nutrient substance (solid or liquid) that is used to cultivate micro-organisms
    • domain: bacteriology
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • synonym of medium: culture medium
    • more generic words: food / nutrient = any substance that can be metabolized by an animal to give energy and build tissue
    • more specific terms: nutrient agar / agar = any culture medium that uses agar as the gelling agent
  5. a liquid with which pigment is mixed by a painter
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • more generic word: liquid = a substance that is liquid at room temperature and pressure
    • more specific words: magilp / megilp = a medium for oil-paints
  6. (biology) a substance in which specimens are preserved or displayed
  7. an intervening substance through which something is achieved
  8. a state that is intermediate between extremes; a middle position
    • example: a happy medium
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • more generic word: state = the way something is with respect to its main attributes
  9. someone who serves as an intermediary between the living and the dead
    • example: he consulted several mediums
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonyms of medium: sensitive / spiritualist
    • more generic word: psychic = a person apparently sensitive to things beyond the natural range of perception
  10. (usually plural) transmissions that are disseminated widely to the public
  11. an occupation for which you are especially well suited

Definition of the adjective medium

What does medium mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more medium / most medium

  1. around the middle of a scale of evaluation
  2. (meat) cooked until there is just a little pink meat inside

Alternative definition of the adjective medium

adjective

  1. [obsolete] Arithmetically average.
  2. Of intermediate size, degree, amount etc.
  3. Of meat, cooked to a point greater than rare but less than well done; typically, so the meat is still red in the centre.

Films

  1. "Medium" a.k.a. "Hereafter" is a 2010 American supernatural thriller fantasy film directed, co-produced, and scored by Clint Eastwood, written by Peter Morgan and executive produced by Steven Spielberg. The film tells three parallel stories about three people affected by death in similar ways—all three have issues of communicating with the dead; Matt Damon plays American factory worker, George, who is able to communicate with the dead and who has worked professionally as a clairvoyant, but no longer wants to communicate with the dead; Cécile de France plays French television journalist, Marie, who survives a near-death experience during the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami; and British twins Marcus and Jason. Bryce Dallas Howard, Lyndsey Marshal, Jay Mohr, and Thierry Neuvic have supporting roles.
  2. Medium is an American television drama series that premiered on NBC on January 3, 2005, ending its run on that network on June 1, 2009. The series then moved to CBS on September 25, 2009, airing its final episode overall on January 21, 2011.
    • also known as 고스트 앤 크라임, 靈媒緝凶
    • begun on and completed on (4 years ago)
    • 130 episodes of 60 or 45 minutes each, in 7 seasons
    • country: United States of America
    • created by Glenn Gordon Caron
    • regular cast:
      • Patricia Arquette as Allison Dubois between and (6 years)
      • Miguel Sandoval as Manuel Devalos between and (6 years)
      • David Cubitt as Lee Scanlon between and (6 years)
      • Maria Lark as Bridgette Dubois between and (6 years)
      • Tina DiJoseph as Lynn DiNovi between and (6 years)
      • Jake Weber as Joe Dubois between and (6 years)
      • Sofia Vassilieva as Ariel Dubois between and (6 years)
      • Miranda Carabello as Marie Dubois between and (5 years and 3 months)
      • Frances Fisher
      • Emma Stone as Cynthia McCallister
      • Bruce Gray as Mr. Dubois between and (5 years and 10 months)
      • Madison Carabello as Marie Dubois between and (6 years)
    • genres: Supernatural, Thriller, Legal drama, Procedural drama, Mystery, Fantasy, Supernatural drama, Drama
    • some of the awards:
        • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series nomination for Patricia Arquette
        • Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Drama nomination for Patricia Arquette
        • Satellite Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama nomination for Jake Weber
        • Satellite Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama nomination for Patricia Arquette
        • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, received by Patricia Arquette
        • Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Drama nomination for Patricia Arquette
        • Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series (Role: Allison DuBois) nomination for Patricia Arquette
        • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series nomination for Patricia Arquette
        • Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Drama nomination for Patricia Arquette
        • Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series (Role: Allison DuBois) nomination for Patricia Arquette
        • ALMA Award for Favorite TV Actor - Supporting Role (Outstanding Supporting Actor - Television Series, Mini-Series, or TV Movie) nomination for Miguel Sandoval
        • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series nomination for Anjelica Huston
        • TV Land Favorite Character from the "Other Side" Award nomination for Patricia Arquette
        • ALMA Award for Outstanding Director of a Television Drama or Comedy (Aftertaste) nomination for Miguel Sandoval
        • ALMA Award for Favorite TV Actor - Supporting Role (Favorite TV Actor Supporting Role in a Drama) nomination for Miguel Sandoval
        • ALMA Award for Favorite TV Actor nomination for Miguel Sandoval
        • ALMA Award for Outstanding Script for a Television Drama or Comedy nomination for René Echevarria
        • Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series (Role: Allison Dubois ) nomination for Patricia Arquette
    • official website: www.cbs.com/primetime/medium
  3. "Medium" is a film, directed by Monica Demes.
    • country: Brazil
    • genre: Documentary film
    • released in

Writings

"Medium" is a written work.

  • language: Romanian Language
  • author: Gellu Naum
  • released in (70 years ago)

Characters

  1. Medium is a fictional character from the 1978 film The Bloodstained Shadow.
  2. Medium is a fictional character from the 1988 film Vampire in Venice.
  3. Medium is a fictional character from the 1965 film Juliet of the Spirits.
  4. Medium is a fictional character from the 1990 film Tonight at Alice's.
  5. Medium is a fictional character from the 1950 film Rashomon.
  6. Medium is a fictional character from the 2003 film Good Morning, Night.
  7. Medium is a fictional character from the 2010 film You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger.
  8. Medium is a fictional character from the 2001 film The Man Who Wasn't There.
  9. Medium is a fictional character from the 1953 film Houdini.

There are other characters with in their name, like Happy Medium.

Music

  1. "Medium" is a musical album of Pyhimys.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  2. "Medium" is a musical album of The Mandrake Memorial.
    • released in (19 years ago)
  3. "Medium" is a musical album of Homestuck.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  4. "Medium" is a musical album of Banco de Gaia.
    • released in (24 years ago)
  5. "Medium" is a musical album of Emptyset.
    • released in
  6. "Medium" is a musical album of Kurtizány z 25. avenue.
    • released in (13 years ago)
  7. "Medium" is a musical album of Alexandre Navarro.
    • released on (10 years ago)
  8. "Medium" is a musical album of Bruce Pennycook.

Group

Medium is a musical group.

  • album: "The Mechanical Bride"

Business

  1. Medium: 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, Olan Mills, Hardee's, PGi, Alberto-Culver, and Yanmar. Medium is a member of the AIGA & the American Advertising Federation.
  2. Medium is a record label, defunct organization.

Miscellanea

  1. Medium is a blog-publishing platform. It was founded by Twitter co-founders Evan Williams and Biz Stone in August 2012. The platform has evolved into a hybrid of non-professional contributions and professional, paid contributions, an example of social journalism.
  2. Medium is a cricket bowling pace.
  3. Medium: In spirituality, a medium or spirit medium is a person who is said to posess the ability to communicate with spirit of deceased people. Some mediums claim to be able to channel the spirit, by allowing the deceased to speak or write messages using the medium's body.

Phrases with Medium

Phrases starting with the word Medium:

  1. Medium Dry
  2. medium-dry
  3. Medium Pace
  4. Medium Rare
  5. medium wave
  6. medium-size
  7. Medium-Term
  8. Medium Pacer
  9. medium steel
  10. Medium-Chain
  11. medium-large

Phrases ending with the word Medium:

  1. hot medium
  2. cold medium
  3. cool medium
  4. mass medium
  5. Apion Medium
  6. Genus Medium
  7. Gryon medium
  8. Happy Medium
  9. Linum medium

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Medium

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Library and Information Science (2000)

Volume 67 (Supplement 30) by Allen Kent

By applying domain knowledge to the initial hypothesis, conditions 7 (POWER = medium) and 9 (WEIGHT = light) can be removed from the hypothesis. The discovery system will evaluate the hypothesis with respect to actual data and may ...

Google previewComplete Encyclopedia of the Freshwater Aquarium (2001)

by John Dawes

JAPANESE CRESS Cardamine lyrata Water preferences: Wot critical Lighting: Medium to high Temperature range: Coldwater/tropical HORNWORT Ceratophyllum ...

Google previewDictionary of Military Terms (2009)

by U.S. Department of Defense

medium-angle loft bombing — Type of loft bombing wherein weapon release occurs at an angle between 35 and 75 degrees above the horizontal. medium artillery — See field artillery. medium-lot storage — Generally ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Brewing (2013)

Commercially available medium designed for the detection of Lactobacillus and Pediococcus. A nutrient medium, solidified with agar, which contains cycloheximide to inhibit the growth of yeast and sodium thioglycollate, an oxygen scavenger.

Google previewFocal Illustrated Dictionary of Telecommunications (2013)

by Xerxes Mazda, Fraidoon Mazda

MAC: Medium Access Control or Multiplexed Analogue Component. machine code: Code or instructions which are written in a form or language which a processing unit, such as a computer or communications controller, can directly interpret ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Restaurant Training (2005)

A Complete Ready-to-use Training Program for All Positions in the Food Service Industry by Lora Arduser, Douglas Robert Brown

̊F Medium Rare (warm, red center .......................................................................150 ̊F ) Medium (warm, pink center) ...

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Church and Religious Organization Marketing (2013)

by Robert E Stevens, David L Loudon, Henry Cole, Bruce Wrenn

MASS COMMUNICATION MEDIA Advertising messages must reach constituents through some medium: pamphlets, radio announcements, newspaper ads, etc. Selecting the most appropriate media is an important decision. Although the ...

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Quotes about Medium

Television is a new medium. It's called a medium because nothing is well-done. (Fred Allen)
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Scrabble value of M3E1D2I1U1M3

The value of this 6-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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