medium medium (mēʹdē-əm) nounAbbr. Med., m., M.1. Something, such as an intermediate course of action, that occupies a position or represents a condition midway between extremes. 2. An intervening substance through which something else is transmitted or carried on. 3. An agency by which something is accomplished, conveyed, or transferred: The train was the usual medium of transportation in those days. 4. plural truyền thông Usage Problem. A. A means of mass communication, such as newspapers, magazines, radio, or television. B. Media(used with a sing. Or pl. Verb) The group of journalists và others who constitute the communications industry và profession.5. plural mediums A person thought to have the power to communicate with the spirits of the dead or with agents of another world or dimension. Also called psychic. 6. plural truyền thông media a. A surrounding environment in which something functions & thrives. B. The substance in which a specific organism lives and thrives. C. A culture medium.7. a. A specific kind of artistic technique or means of expression as determined by the materials used or the creative methods involved: the medium of lithography. B. The materials used in a specific artistic technique: oils as a medium.8. A solvent with which paint is thinned to the proper consistency. 9. Chemistry. A filtering substance, such as filter paper. 10. A size of paper, usually 18 23 inches or 17 22 inches. AdjectiveAbbr. Med., m., M.Occurring or being between two degrees, amounts, or quantities; intermediate: broil a medium steak. See synonyms at average. Usage Note: The etymologically plural form media is often used as a singular khổng lồ refer to lớn a particular means of communication, as in This is the most exciting new truyền thông since television. This usage is widely regarded as incorrect; medium is preferred. A stronger case can be made in defense of the use of media as a collective term, as in The truyền thông has not shown much interest in covering the issue. As with the analogous words data và agenda, the originally plural khung has begun lớn acquire a sense that departs from that of the singular: used as a collective term, media denotes an industry or community. Thus the example sentence given here would not be appropriately paraphrased as No medium has shown much interest in covering the issue, which suggests that the disinclination abides in the means of communication itself rather than in its practitioners. If truyền thông media follows the pattern of data và agenda, this singular use may become entirely acceptable someday. But despite its utility, many people still regard it as a grammatical error.


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mediummedium(adj) average, intermediate, middle, middling, standard, mediocre, moderateantonym: extraordinarymedium(n) means, vehicle, channel, mode, method, way, avenue, form, agent, instrument, organ