mediant

noun
me·di·ant | \ ˈmē-dē-ənt \

Definition of mediant 

: the third tone of a major or minor scale

First Known Use of mediant

1721, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mediant

Italian mediante, from Late Latin mediant-, medians, present participle of mediare to be in the middle

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