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media

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noun, me·dia \ˈmē-dē-ə\

Definition of media

plural mediae play \-dē-ˌē\

  1. 1 [Late Latin, from Latin, feminine of medius; from the voiced stops' being regarded as intermediate between the tenues and the aspirates] :  a voiced stop

  2. 2 [New Latin, from Latin] :  the middle coat of the wall of a blood or lymph vessel consisting chiefly of circular muscle fibers



1841

First Known Use of media

1841

Rhymes with media


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media

noun,, often attributive me·dia

Definition of media

plural medias

  1. 1 :  a medium of cultivation, conveyance, or expression; especially :  medium 2b

  2. 2 a singular or plural in construction :  mass media b plural :  members of the mass media



Usage Discussion of media

The singular media and its plural medias seem to have originated in the field of advertising over 70 years ago; they are still so used without stigma in that specialized field. In most other applications media is used as a plural of medium. The popularity of the word in references to the agencies of mass communication is leading to the formation of a mass noun, construed as a singular <there's no basis for it. You know, the news media gets on to something — Edwin Meese 3d> <the media is less interested in the party's policies — James Lewis, Guardian Weekly>. This use is not as well established as the mass-noun use of data and is likely to incur criticism especially in writing.

Origin of media

plural of medium


First Known Use: 1923

Other Broadcasting Terms


Media

play
geographical name Me·dia \ˈmē-dē-ə\

Definition of Media

  1. ancient country & province of Persian Empire SW Asia in NW modern Iran

Median play \-dē-ən\ adjective or noun


Rhymes with media



MEDIA Defined for Kids

media

play
noun me·dia \ˈmē-dē-ə\

Definition of media for Students

  1. :  the system and organizations of communication through which information is spread to a large number of people Hint: Media can be used as a singular or a plural in writing and speaking.




Medical Dictionary

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media

me·dia

Medical Definition of media

plural of medium


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media

play
noun me·dia \ˈmēd-ē-ə\

Medical Definition of media

plural mediae \-ē-ˌē\play

  1. :  the middle coat of the wall of a blood or lymph vessel consisting chiefly of circular muscle fibers—called also tunica media




media

me·dia

Medical Definition of media




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