Definition of medium :
1. A substance through which an effect is transmitted from one thing to another; as, air is the common medium of sound. Hence: The condition upon which any event or action occurs; necessary means of motion or action; that through or by which anything is accomplished, conveyed, or carried on; specifically, in animal magnetism, spiritualism, etc., a person through whom the action of another being is said to be manifested and transmitted.
2. A trade name for printing and writing paper of certain sizes. See Paper.
3. An average.
4. Having a middle position or degree; mean; intermediate; medial; as, a horse of medium size; a decoction of medium strength.
5. See Mean.
6. That which lies in the middle, or between other things; intervening body or quantity. Hence, specifically: ( a) Middle place or degree; mean.
7. The liquid vehicle with which dry colors are ground and prepared for application.
8. The mean or middle term of a syllogism; that by which the extremes are brought into connection.
accommodation, Fleet Street, be, intermediary, mass medium, atmosphere, instrumentation, strong point, forte, cooked, fourth estate, environment, world, sensitive, compromise, limited, metier, spiritualist, words, culture medium, press, strong suit, arrangement, give-and-take, milieu, par, settlement, norm, specialty, long suit, surroundings, ambiance, place, agree, fair, modal, organ, speciality, strength, composition, climate, mechanism
average (part of speech: adjective)
mean, midmost, standard, ordinary, stock, halfway, customary, middle-of-the-road, run-of-the-mill, average, stereotype, mediocre, middling, median, commonplace, moderate, dominant, predominant, mid, everyday, mezzo, usual, conventional, common, normal
component (part of speech: noun)
agency (part of speech: noun)
fastener (part of speech: noun)
closure, hasp, cement, binder, mediator, hitch, rabbet, mucilage, chain, stay, lace, braid, pin, lock, guy, link, twine, buckle, skewer, suture, belt, fastening, anchor, seal, catch, tie, clasp, coupling, fastener, rivet, grapnel, fuse, hook, bolt, glue, binding, thread, string, cincture, knitting, weld, zipper, strap, ligament, knot, tack, cleat, staple, clip, cinch, hinge, brace, bracket, stitch, paste, clamp, middleman, vinculum, band, vise, splice, clinch, hawser, agent, bond, connector, snap, spike, cotter, button, latch, nail, bonding, brad
middle (part of speech: noun)
medial, hub, bisection, axial, half, epicenter, core, pivotal, half-and-half, center, marrow, nuclear, midpoint, kernel, central, halfway point, middle, heart, bisecting, nucleus, nub, mediocrity, pivot, axis, equidistant, centralized, geocentric, midst
intervention (part of speech: noun)
- But, in point of fact, no one borrows money for the sake of the money itself; money is only the medium by which to obtain possession of productions. - "Essays on Political Economy", Frederic Bastiat.
- Nor did it occur to him that he was being used a medium by certain of the most advanced spiritualists in the world. - "Love Eternal", H. Rider Haggard.
- I mean this: he is a splendid medium for the expression of the brain power of his counsellors. - "The Great Impersonation", E. Phillips Oppenheim.