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Noun

Singular
medium

Plural
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  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The nature of the surrounding environment, e.g. solid, liquid, gas, vacuum, or a specific substance such as a solvent.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The material or empty space through which signals, waves or forces pass.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A format for communicating or presenting information.
  4. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A nutrient solution for the growth of cells in vitro.
  5. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The means or channel by which an aim is achieved.
  6. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A liquid base which carries pigment in paint.
  7. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Someone who supposedly conveys information from the spirit world.
  8. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Anything having a measurement intermediate between extremes, such as a garment or container.
  9. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A person whom garments or apparel of intermediate size fit.

Quotations

(format for communicating or presenting information):

  • 1996: In some instances one can take advantage of differential carbohydrate fermentation capabilities of microorganisms by incorporating one or more carbohydrates in the medium along with a suitable pH indicator. Such media are called differential media (e.g., eosin methylene blue or MacConkey agar) and are commonly used to isolate enteric bacilli. — Medical Microbiology, ed. Samuel Baron, MD.

Derived terms

Translations

Adjective

medium (not comparable)

Positive
medium

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Of intermediate size.

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Latin

Adjective

medium n. [[Category:Template:lang:la adjective forms|medium]]

  1. Neuter form of medius.

Noun

medium m. [[Category:Template:lang:la nouns|medium]]

  1. middle, center, medium, midst
  2. community, public, publicity

Derived terms

Noun

medium [[Category:Template:lang:la noun forms|medium]]

  1. Accusative singular of medius.
  2. Genitive plural of medius.

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