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I UK [ˈmiːdɪəm] / US [ˈmɪdɪəm] noun [countable]
Word forms "medium":
singular medium plural mediums

Word forms "medium":
plural media UK [ˈmiːdɪə] / US [ˈmɪdɪə] or mediums a way of communicating information and ideas, especially to a lot of people, for example newspapers or television

Both broadcast and print media are carrying the story.

medium for:

Radio was the medium for family entertainment before television.

medium of:

The T-shirt has become a medium of advertising.

b) a particular type of art used as a way of expressing ideas or feelings

the popularity of video as an artistic medium

medium of:

Patients can express their emotions through the medium of drama.

2) science

Word forms "medium":
plural media or mediums a substance that something grows in, exists in, or moves through

Sand and clay are added to produce the perfect planting medium.

a) art a particular substance that artists use for creating their work, for example paint, wood, or stone
b) computing a substance or an object on which computer information is stored or printed

You may distribute this data by disk, CD, or any other medium.


Word forms "medium":
plural mediums someone who claims to be able to communicate with the spirits of dead people
4) [usually singular] something between small and large in size, especially a piece of clothing

Have you got a medium in this style?

II UK [ˈmiːdɪəm] / US [ˈmɪdɪəm] adjective [usually before noun]
1) between small and large in size

Put each plant in a medium pot.

She's slim, of medium height, with dark hair.

She has medium-length blond hair.

2) average in degree, strength, or amount

In medium winds, the plane remained stable.

3) neither light nor dark in colour
medium brown/blue/grey etc:

He's tall with medium-brown hair.

English dictionary. 2014.

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