What is the meaning of medium?


  • A means or instrumentality for storing or communicating information.
  • The surrounding environment.
    • usage: "fish require an aqueous medium"
  • An intervening substance through which signals can travel as a means for communication.
  • Bacteriology) a nutrient substance (solid or liquid) that is used to cultivate micro-organisms.
  • A liquid with which pigment is mixed by a painter.
  • Biology) a substance in which specimens are preserved or displayed. (
  • An intervening substance through which something is achieved.
    • usage: "the dissolving medium is called a solvent"
  • A state that is intermediate between extremes; a middle position.
    • usage: "a happy medium"
  • Someone who serves as an intermediary between the living and the dead.
    • usage: "he consulted several mediums"
  • Usually plural. ( transmissions that are disseminated widely to the public)
  • An occupation for which you are especially well suited.
    • usage: "in law he found his true metier"


  • Around the middle of a scale of evaluation.
    • usage: "an orange of average size"; "intermediate capacity"; "medium bombers"
  • Meat) cooked until there is just a little pink meat inside. (.
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