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media

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noun me·dia \ˈmē-dē-ə\

Definition of media

plural

mediae

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  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 (see voiced 2) stop (see 2stop 1b)

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

1841

First Known Use of media

1841


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media

noun, often attributive me·dia

Definition of media

plural

medias

  1. 1 :  a medium of cultivation, conveyance, or expression Air is a media that conveys sound.; especially :  medium 2b

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

Is media singular or plural?

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 and Etymology of media

plural of medium


First Known Use: 1922

Other Broadcasting Terms


Media

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geographical name Me·dia \ˈmē-dē-ə\

Definition of Media

  1. ancient country and province of the Persian Empire in the northwestern part of modern Iran

Median

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MEDIA Defined for Kids

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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

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noun me·dia \ˈmēd-ē-ə\

Medical Definition of media

plural

mediae

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


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Medical Definition of media



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