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Definition 1: an occupation for which you are especially well suited - [noun denoting act]

Samples where medium or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • in law he found his true metier

Synonyms for medium in the sense of this definition

(medium is a kind of ...) the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money

"he's not in my line of business"

Definition 2: an intervening substance through which signals can travel as a means for communication - [noun denoting communication]

(medium is a kind of ...) the activity of communicating; the activity of conveying information

"they could not act without official communication from Moscow"

(... is a kind of medium ) a medium that was once supposed to fill all space and to support the propagation of electromagnetic waves

(... is a kind of medium ) medium for radio and television broadcasting

"the program was on the air from 9 til midnight" "the president used the airwaves to take his message to the people"

(medium is the domain which ... is member of) forbid the public distribution of ( a movie or a newspaper)

Definition 3: a means or instrumentality for storing or communicating information - [noun denoting communication]

(medium is a kind of ...) an artifact (or system of artifacts) that is instrumental in accomplishing some end

(... is a kind of medium ) (often plural) systems used in transmitting messages over a distance electronically

(... is a kind of medium ) a medium for storing information

(... is a kind of medium ) a medium that disseminates printed matter

(... is a kind of medium ) a medium that disseminates moving pictures

"theater pieces transferred to celluloid" "this story would be good cinema" "film coverage of sporting events"

(... is a kind of medium ) a medium for written communication

"the notion of an office running without paper is absurd"

(... is a kind of medium ) a medium for the expression or achievement of something

"his editorials provided a vehicle for his political views" "a congregation is a vehicle of group identity" "the play was just a vehicle to display her talents"

(... is a kind of medium ) a medium that usually, but not always, provides complete involvement together without considerable stimulus; includes radio, film, photography

(... is a kind of medium ) a medium that usually, but not always, provides little involvement together with substantial stimulus; includes speech, television, cartoons

(... is a kind of medium ) one or more recordings issued together; originally released on 12-inch phonograph records (usually with attractive record covers) and later on cassette audiotape and compact disc

Definition 4: (usually plural) transmissions that are disseminated widely to the public - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for medium in the sense of this definition

(medium is a kind of ...) communication by means of transmitted signals

(... is a kind of medium ) a medium that disseminates via telecommunications

Definition 5: the surrounding environment - [noun denoting location]

Samples where medium or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • fish require an aqueous medium

(medium is a kind of ...) the area in which something exists or lives

"the country--the flat agricultural surround"

Definition 6: someone who serves as an intermediary between the living and the dead - [noun denoting person]

Samples where medium or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he consulted several mediums

Synonyms for medium in the sense of this definition

(medium is a kind of ...) a person apparently sensitive to things beyond the natural range of perception

Definition 7: a state that is intermediate between extremes; a middle position - [noun denoting state]

Samples where medium or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a happy medium

(medium is a kind of ...) the way something is with respect to its main attributes

"the current state of knowledge" "his state of health" "in a weak financial state"

Definition 8: (bacteriology) a nutrient substance (solid or liquid) that is used to cultivate micro-organisms - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for medium in the sense of this definition

(medium is a kind of ...) any substance that can be metabolized by an animal to give energy and build tissue

(... is a kind of medium ) any culture medium that uses agar as the gelling agent

(medium belongs to category ...) the branch of medical science that studies bacteria in relation to disease

Definition 9: (biology) a substance in which specimens are preserved or displayed - [noun denoting substance]

(medium is a kind of ...) the real physical matter of which a person or thing consists

"DNA is the substance of our genes"

(... is a kind of medium ) a substance that is opaque to x-rays; when administered it allows a radiologist to examine the organ or tissue it fills

(medium belongs to category ...) the science that studies living organisms

Definition 10: a liquid with which pigment is mixed by a painter - [noun denoting substance]

(medium is a kind of ...) a substance that is liquid at room temperature and pressure

(... is a kind of medium ) a medium for oil-paints; linseed oil mixed with mastic varnish or turpentine

Definition 11: an intervening substance through which something is achieved - [noun denoting substance]

Samples where medium or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the dissolving medium is called a solvent

(medium is a kind of ...) the real physical matter of which a person or thing consists

"DNA is the substance of our genes"

(... is a kind of medium ) a liquid substance capable of dissolving other substances

"the solvent does not change its state in forming a solution"

Definition 12: (meat) cooked until there is just a little pink meat inside - [adjective satellite denoting all]

(medium is similar to ...) having been prepared for eating by the application of heat

Definition 13: around the middle of a scale of evaluation - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where medium or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an orange of average size
  • intermediate capacity
  • medium bombers

Synonyms for medium in the sense of this definition

(medium is similar to ...) being within reasonable or average limits; not excessive or extreme

"moderate prices" "a moderate income" "a moderate fine" "moderate demands" "a moderate estimate" "a moderate eater" "moderate success" "a kitchen of moderate size" "the X-ray showed moderate enlargement of the heart"

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