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      adj  
1    midway between extremes; average  
a medium size     
2    (of a colour) reflecting or transmitting a moderate amount of light  
a medium red         Compare       light   1       29       dark       2  
      n   pl   , -dia   , -diums  
3    an intermediate or middle state, degree, or condition; mean  
the happy medium     
4    an intervening substance or agency for transmitting or producing an effect; vehicle  
air is a medium for sound     
5    a means or agency for communicating or diffusing information, news, etc., to the public  
television is a powerful medium     
6    a person supposedly used as a spiritual intermediary between the dead and the living  
7    the substance in which specimens of animals and plants are preserved or displayed  
8      (Biology)      short for       culture medium  
9    the substance or surroundings in which an organism naturally lives or grows  
10      (Art)  
a    the category of a work of art, as determined by its materials and methods of production  
the medium of wood engraving     
b    the materials used in a work of art  
11    any solvent in which pigments are mixed and thinned  
12    any one of various sizes of writing or printing paper, esp. 18½ by 23½ inches or 17½ by 22 inches (small medium),   (See also)        mediums  
     (C16: from Latin: neuter singular of medius middle)  
See at media  


circulating medium  
      n     (Finance)   currency serving as a medium of exchange  
contrast medium  
      n     (Med)   a radiopaque substance, such as barium sulphate, used to increase the contrast of an image in radiography  
culture medium  
      n   a nutritive substance, such as an agar gel, in which cultures of bacteria and fungi are grown  
dispersive medium  
      n     (Physics)   a substance in which waves of different frequencies travel at different speeds  
happy medium  
      n   a course or state that avoids extremes  
interstellar medium  
      n   the matter occurring between the stars of our Galaxy, largely in the spiral arms, and consisting mainly of huge clouds of ionized, neutral, or molecular hydrogen,   (Abbrev.)    ISM  
medium-dated  
      adj   (of a gilt-edged security) having between five and fifteen years to run before redemption  
   Compare       long-dated       short-dated  
medium frequency  
      n   a radio-frequency band or radio frequency lying between 3000 and 300 kilohertz,   (Abbrev.)    MF  
medium of exchange  
      n   anything acceptable as a measure of value and a standard of exchange for goods and services in a particular country, region, etc.  
medium-range ballistic missile  
      n   a missile that can carry a nuclear weapon with a range of 800 to 2400 km,   (Abbrev.)    MRBM  
medium wave  
      n  
a    a radio wave with a wavelength between 100 and 1000 metres  
b    (as modifier)  
a medium-wave broadcast     
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n.
a satisfactory compromise between two opposed things ; a course of action or state that is between two extremes
Ex: There were solid arguments for both sides and after hours of endless discussions, a happy medium that could satisfy each camp was still to be struck
adj.
suitable in quantity or quality
adj.
of extremely poor or unreliable quality ; very low-end
[US];[informal] I shouldn’t have bought that used car, it’s way too janky. / There's hardly anywhere to eat other than a janky food place. Also: jank
n.
a state of connectivity to the cyberspace through a medium of internet or computer network
[Tech.]
n.
cyber protest is expression of complaint through the medium of electronic communication on the electronic and digital Medias.
[Tech.];[Leg.]
exp.
the impossibility to make a good quality product using bad quality materials
adj.
the quality of something that fails to achieve what was intended; useless
n.
When men have quality time together, and do "guy" things.
[Slang] related to bro-mance
n.
word created with "crap" and "caption" to mean a bad quality caption
[Fam.];[Fig.]
n.
something not worthy; something of poor quality; a crap
[Slang] This book is a bag of wank, I am disappointed.
n.
stereotypical belief that disconsiders in terms of intellectual and physical qualities women who stay home to look after their children
v.
have similar qualities or a similar size, position etc to something else
When I was in the 8th grade in Japan, I broke down my right hand, so I needed to write everything by my left hand and my left hand writing did not correspond to my right one.
exp.
expression used to describe something that is in decline or has lost the qualities that made it popular, appealing, successful
used originally in media to describe a show or a movie that is declining in popularity. E.g: I loved their ads, but with the last ones they just jump the shark.
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