medium

medium [mē′dē əm]
n.
pl. mediums or media [mē′dēə] [L, the middle, neut. of medius: see MID1]
1.
a) something intermediate
b) a middle state or degree; mean
2. an intervening thing through which a force acts or an effect is produced [copper is a good medium for conducting heat]
3. usually media any means, agency, or instrumentality; specif., a means of communication that reaches the general public and carries advertising: in this specif. sense, a singular form media ( pl.medias) is now often used: see also MEDIA1
4. any surrounding or pervading substance in which bodies exist or move
5. environment
6. a sterilized nutritive mixture, as enriched agar, for cultivating bacteria, viruses, etc. mediums
7. a person through whom communications are thought to be sent to the living from spirits of the dead
8. any material or technique as used for expression or delineation in art
9. a liquid mixed with pigments to give smoothness
adj.
1. in a middle position; intermediate in quality, amount, degree, size, etc.
2. neither rare nor well-done: said of cooked meat

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