Median meaning
Relating to, located in, or extending toward the middle.
adjective
The dividing area, either paved or landscaped, between opposing lanes of traffic on some highways.
noun
(statistics) The quantity or value at the midpoint of a set of values, such that the variable is equally likely to fall above or below it; the middle value of a discrete series arranged in magnitude (the mean of the middle two terms when there is an even number of terms). [from 19th c.]
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The median is defined as the middle of a range of values.
An example of median is the number 50, which is the middle of the range of the values 1-100.
noun
The definition of median is something in the middle or midpoint.
When something is scheduled to last for two months, one month is an example of the median timeframe.
adjective
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(anatomy) Of, relating to, or situated in or near the plane that divides a bilaterally symmetrical animal into right and left halves; mesial.
adjective
(statistics) Relating to or constituting the middle value in a distribution.
adjective
A median point, plane, line, or part.
noun
(statistics) The middle value in a distribution, above and below which lie an equal number of values.
noun
Middle; intermediate.
adjective
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A median number, point, or line.
noun
An artery, vein, nerve, etc. in the middle of the body or along the imaginary plane that bisects the body into the right and left halves.
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The strip of land separating the lanes of opposing traffic of a divided highway.
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Of Media or its people, language, or culture.
adjective
A Mede.
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The language of the ancient Medes.
noun
Relating to, located in, or extending toward the middle.
adjective
(anatomy) Relating to or situated in or near the plane that divides a bilaterally symmetrical animal into right and left halves; mesial.
adjective
(statistics) Relating to or constituting the middle value in a distribution.
adjective
A median point, plane, line, or part.
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(statistics) The middle value in a distribution, above and below which lie an equal number of values.
noun
In a sequence of numbers arranged from smallest to largest:
- The middle number, when such a sequence has an odd number of values. For example, in the sequence 3, 4, 14, 35, 280, the median is 14.
- The average of the two middle numbers, when such a sequence has an even number of values. For example, in the sequence 4, 8, 10, 56, the median is 9 (the average of 8 and 10).
A line joining a vertex of a triangle to the midpoint of the opposite side.
The middle number in a series of numbers. To find the median, first arrange the numbers from the smallest to the largest. If the number of items is odd, the median is the number that is in the middle of the series. If the number of items is even, the median is the average of the two middle numbers. For example, the median of the odd-numbered series of 2, 5, 7, 9 and 12 is 7. The median of the even-numbered series of 1, 6, 8 and 15 is 7.
(US) The median strip; the area separating two lanes of opposite-direction traffic. [from 20th c.]
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(statistics) Having the median as its value. [from 19th c.]
adjective
Origin of median
- Latin mediānus from medius middle medhyo- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle French median, from Latin medianus (“of or pertaining to the middle", adjective), from medius (“middle") (see medium), from Proto-Indo-European *medhy- (“middle"). Cognate with Old English midde, middel (“middle"). More at middle.
From Wiktionary
- From Mede +"Ž -ian.
From Wiktionary