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Main Entry: 1me·di·um
Pronunciation: primarystressmemacrond-emacron-schwam
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural mediums or me·dia /primarystressmemacrond- emacron-schwa/
1 a : something that is between or in the middle b : a middle condition or degree
2 : the thing by which or through which something is done <money is a medium of exchange>; especially : a substance through which a force acts or by which something is carried <air is the common medium of sound>
3 plural usually media : a form or system (as newspapers, radio, or television) of communication, information, or entertainment
4 plural mediums : a person through whom others seek to communicate with the spirits of the dead
5 : a surrounding substance or condition : ENVIRONMENT <marine fish live in a medium of salt water>
6 plural media a : a nourishing system for the artificial cultivation of microorganisms (as bacteria) or cells b : a fluid or solid in which plant or animal parts are placed (as for mounting or preserving)

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