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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
medium /'mi:djəm/
  • danh từ, số nhiều mediums /'mi:djəmz/, media /'mi:djə/
    • người trung gian, vật môi giới
      • through (by) the medium of: qua sự môi giới của
    • trung dung, sự chiết trung
      • happy medium: chính sách trung dung, chính sách ôn hoà
    • bà đồng, đồng cốt
    • (nghệ thuật) chất pha màu
    • hoàn cảnh, môi trường
    • phương tiện, dụng cụ
    • tính từ
      • trung bình, trung, vừa
        • medium wave: (raddiô) làn sóng trung
    Concise Dictionary
    +a means or instrumentality for storing or communicating information
    +the surrounding environment
    +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
    +an intervening substance through which something is achieved
    +a liquid with which pigment is mixed by a painter
    +(biology) a substance in which specimens are preserved or displayed
    +a state that is intermediate between extremes; a middle position
    +someone who serves as an intermediary between the living and the dead
    +(usually plural) transmissions that are disseminated widely to the public
    +an occupation for which you are especially well suited
    +around the middle of a scale of evaluation of physical measures
    +(meat) cooked until there is just a little pink meat inside

    Thesaurus Dictionary
    1 average, middle, mid, medial, median, normal, standard, usual, everyday, ordinary; mid-sized:
    His wife has an estate car of medium size - nothing extravagant.
    2 See mediocre, above.
    3 average, middle, mid-point, compromise, centre, mean, norm, mediocrity:
    Instead of going to extremes, try for the happy medium.
    4 atmosphere, environment, ambience or ambiance, milieu:
    The air serves as a medium of sound. The light is refracted as it passes into a denser medium
    5 means, method, mode, approach, instrumentality, device, mechanism, intermediation, technique, contrivance, agency, expedient, way, course, route, road, avenue, channel, conveyance, vehicle:
    Latin and Greek were the media of the scholarship, the science, and the theology of the Middle Ages. Television is a powerful advertising medium.
    Advanced English Dictionary
    adjective, noun
    + adjective [usually before noun] (abbreviation M) in the middle between two sizes, amounts, lengths, temperatures, etc.
    Synonym: AVERAGE
    a medium size car / business / town + a man of medium height / build + There are three sizes-small, medium and large. + a medium steak (= one cooked quite well but not too much) + Cook over a medium heat for 15 minutes. + a medium dry white wine + Choose medium to large tomatoes.
    Idioms see TERM
    + noun (plural media or mediums)
    1 a way of communicating information, etc. to people: the medium of radio / television + electronic / audio-visual media + Television is the modern medium of communication. + A T-shirt can be an excellent medium for getting your message across.
    Help Note: The plural in this meaning is usually media.
    See also - MEDIA, MASS MEDIA
    2 something that is used for a particular purpose: English is the medium of instruction (= the language used to teach other subjects). + Video is a good medium for practising listening to a foreign language.
    3 the material or the form that an artist, a writer or a musician uses: the medium of paint / poetry / drama + Watercolour is his favourite medium.
    4 (biology) a substance that sth exists or grows in or that it travels through: The bacteria were growing in a sugar medium.
    5 (plural mediums) a person who claims to be able to communicate with the spirits of dead people
    Idioms see HAPPY
    Collocation Dictionary

    1 means of expressing/communicating sth


    Radio is an important communication medium in many countries.
    | mass | print, written


    through the ~ of
    The government communicates through the medium of television.


    a medium of communication

    2 sth used for a particular purpose


    An optical disk is just another kind of electronic storage medium.


    ~ for
    she used her novels as a medium for encouraging political debate.
    | ~ of
    the medium of study


    a medium of instruction
    (= a language used for teaching)English is the medium of instruction in many African countries.

    3 material/form that an artist, etc. uses


    mixed media
    mixed media artwork


    through a/the ~ | ~ of
    to express yourself through the medium of paint/poetry/drama

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