medium vs median : Common Errors in English

About medium vs median

That strip of grass separating the lanes going opposite directions in the middle of a freeway is a median. But if you’re trying to achieve a balance between extremes, you’re trying to strike a happy medium.

medium Meaning(s)

  • (n) a means or instrumentality for storing or communicating information
  • (n) the surrounding environment
  • (n) an intervening substance through which signals can travel as a means for communication
  • (n) (bacteriology) a nutrient substance (solid or liquid) that is used to cultivate micro-organisms
  • (n) a liquid with which pigment is mixed by a painter
  • (n) (biology) a substance in which specimens are preserved or displayed
  • (n) an intervening substance through which something is achieved
  • (n) a state that is intermediate between extremes; a middle position
  • (n) someone who serves as an intermediary between the living and the dead
  • (n) (usually plural) transmissions that are disseminated widely to the public
  • (n) an occupation for which you are especially well suited
  • (s) around the middle of a scale of evaluation
  • (s) (meat) cooked until there is just a little pink meat inside

median Meaning(s)

  • (s) relating to or constituting the middle value of an ordered set of values (or the average of the middle two in a set with an even number of values)
  • (s) relating to or situated in or extending toward the middle
  • (n) the value below which 50% of the cases fall
  • (s) dividing an animal into right and left halves

medium in News

  1. Press Releases: United States and Peru Sign MOU on Promoting Growth of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

    United States and Peru Sign MOU on Promoting Growth of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC June 12, 2013 On June 11, Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta Jacobson and Foreign Minister Eda Rivas signed the U.S.-Peru Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Promoting Growth of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: U.S. Department of State

  2. AltaGas Ltd. Closes $300 Million Medium-Term Note Offering

    AltaGas Ltd. today announced that it has completed its $300 million issue of senior unsecured medium-term notes . The notes carry a coupon rate of 3.57 percent and mature on June 12, 2023.
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Medium Denise Fix headlines Mystic Art Gallery fundraiser

    Psychic Denise Fix, known as the “East Coast Medium,” will be appearing at Carroll’s Restaurant, 21 Main St., Medford on Saturday, June 29, from 12 to 3 p.m.
    on June 9, 2013 Source: Medford Transcript

median in News

  1. San Diego Median Housing Prices Rise in May

    The median housing prices in San Diego continued rising at a nice clip in May, according to two recent reports. Dataquick, the La Jolla real estate research firm, reported the median for San Diego last month was $406,500, up 1.6 percent from April’s median, and 21 percent from the median price in May 2012.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: San Diego Business Journal

  2. Georgetown County residents pepper council over proposed median plan for U.S. 17

    The Highway 17 Median Improvement Project, will install a 4- to 5-feet-high concrete median along most of U.S. 17 in Pawleys Island. The barriers will extend from Waverly Rd. to just north of Archer Rd.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: The Myrtle Beach Sun News

  3. Median home price in Las Vegas up to $170k in May

    Home prices in Las Vegas keep on climbing. Statistics released Monday by the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors show the median home price in southern Nevada in May was $170,000. That's up nearly ...
    on June 10, 2013 Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

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