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medium

noun

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1 a middle point between extremes
  • trying to achieve a happy medium as far as the demands of career and family are concerned

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2 something used to achieve an end
  • regards political activism on the local level as the best medium for effecting social change

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3 the circumstances, conditions, or objects by which one is surrounded
  • an artist who enjoys the cultural medium of the big city

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4 a person who claims to speak with or for the spirits of the dead
  • the medium claims that she can put the grieving parents in touch with the spirit of their deceased son

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5 a place or opportunity for communicating ideas and information
  • I think a blog might be a good medium for sharing your reviews of local restaurants

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medium

adjective

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1 being about midway between extremes of amount or size
  • taxpayers of medium income

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2 occupying a position equally distant from the ends or extremes
  • a politician who first reads the polls and then inevitably takes the medium stance on every issue

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The first known use of medium was in 1589

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“Medium.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/medium. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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