1 average, middle, mid, medial, median, normal, standard, usual, everyday, ordinary; mid-sized:
His wife has an estate car of medium size - nothing extravagant.
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.
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.
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 artwork
through a/the ~ | ~ of
to express yourself through the medium of paint/poetry/drama
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