medium vs median :

Definitions

  • n  a means or instrumentality for storing or communicating information
  • n  the surrounding environment
    fish require an aqueous medium
  • 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
    the dissolving medium is called a solvent
  • n  a state that is intermediate between extremes; a middle position
    a happy medium
  • n  someone who serves as an intermediary between the living and the dead
    he consulted several mediums
  • 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
    medium bombers
  • s  (meat) cooked until there is just a little pink meat inside

  • n  the value below which 50% of the cases fall
  • 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)
    the median value of 17, 20, and 36 is 20
    the median income for the year was $15,000
  • s  dividing an animal into right and left halves
  • s  relating to or situated in or extending toward the middle
News & Articles


  • Census: Median age in NY in 2012 was 38.1
    New Census figures show the median age in New York state last year was 38.1, unchanged from 2011 and a bit higher than the national median. Data released Thursday shows the nation's median age was 37.4 ...
    June 14, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News
  • State's Median Age Higher Than Nation's
    New Census figures show the median age in New York state last year was 38.1, unchanged from 2011 and a bit higher than the national median.
    June 14, 2013 - WWNY - WNYF Watertown
  • 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.
    June 13, 2013 - San Diego Business Journal