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.
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
Bangert: Customer comments, medium rare What a coworker did with that medium-rare steak in many ways has been a guide for me about the consequences of calling out bad service. But I was backing the wrong side that night. I can see that now.
June 13, 2013 - Journal & Courier
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