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1. medium

noun. ['ˈmiːdiːəm'] a means or instrumentality for storing or communicating information.

Synonyms

  • storage medium
  • telecom
  • vehicle
  • paper
  • telecommunication
  • film
  • cinema
  • print media
  • record album
  • celluloid
  • data-storage medium
  • instrumentality
  • album

Antonyms

  • straight line
  • nonconformity
  • noncompliance
  • empty

Etymology

  • medium (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Medium

  • tedium

Example sentences of the word medium


1. Noun, singular or mass
Set the beater's speed to medium and cream the butter for about 2 minutes.

2. Adjective
The leaf blades are typically medium to deep green, entire and oval-shaped with teeth on the edges.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
The Monterey oak tree features medium dense leaves that function as an efficient barrier against sound and wind.

4. Verb, base form
To avoid damaging the rubber, set the floor height on the vacuum cleaner to medium.

Quotes containing the word medium


1. Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a creative art.
- Ansel Adams

2. I'm interested in humor, and greeting cards just happen to be a perfect medium for my message. They're accessible to everyone, and thanks to all the advances that have been made by environmentally conscientious printers, I can get my message across while keeping my carbon footprint relatively small.
- Anne Taintor

3. I got my first camera when I was 21 - my boyfriend gave it to me for my birthday - but at that point politics was my life, and I viewed the camera as a tool for expressing my political beliefs rather than as an art medium.
- Carrie Mae Weems

2. medium

adjective. ['ˈmiːdiːəm'] around the middle of a scale of evaluation.

Synonyms

  • moderate
  • average

Antonyms

  • uncover
  • natural
  • uselessness

Etymology

  • medium (Latin)

3. medium

noun. ['ˈmiːdiːəm'] the surrounding environment.

Synonyms

  • surroundings
  • environment
  • environs

Antonyms

  • terminal
  • derestrict
  • immoderation
  • intemperate

Etymology

  • medium (Latin)

4. medium

noun. ['ˈmiːdiːəm'] an intervening substance through which signals can travel as a means for communication.

Synonyms

  • airwave
  • communicating
  • air
  • communication
  • ether

Antonyms

  • divest
  • fire
  • liability
  • weak point

Etymology

  • medium (Latin)

5. medium

noun. ['ˈmiːdiːəm'] (bacteriology) a nutrient substance (solid or liquid) that is used to cultivate micro-organisms.

Synonyms

  • nutrient agar
  • agar
  • food
  • nutrient

Antonyms

  • unconscious
  • unaware
  • painless
  • unclassified

Etymology

  • medium (Latin)

6. medium

noun. ['ˈmiːdiːəm'] (biology) a substance in which specimens are preserved or displayed.

Synonyms

  • substance
  • contrast material

Antonyms

  • solid
  • frozen
  • unmelted

Etymology

  • medium (Latin)

7. medium

noun. ['ˈmiːdiːəm'] (usually plural) transmissions that are disseminated widely to the public.

Synonyms

  • broadcast medium
  • mass medium
  • transmission

Antonyms

  • disapproval
  • activator
  • inhibitor
  • unwholesome

Etymology

  • medium (Latin)

8. medium

noun. ['ˈmiːdiːəm'] an intervening substance through which something is achieved.

Synonyms

  • solvent
  • dissolving agent
  • dissolver
  • dissolvent
  • substance

Antonyms

  • physical
  • insensitive
  • unresponsive
  • insensible

Etymology

  • medium (Latin)

9. medium

noun. ['ˈmiːdiːəm'] an occupation for which you are especially well suited.

Synonyms

  • job
  • metier
  • line
  • business
  • occupation

Antonyms

  • persuasion
  • dissuasion
  • wet
  • unconnectedness

Etymology

  • medium (Latin)

10. medium

noun. ['ˈmiːdiːəm'] someone who serves as an intermediary between the living and the dead.

Synonyms

  • sensitive
  • spiritualist

Antonyms

  • juvenile
  • accelerate
  • extraordinary

Etymology

  • medium (Latin)
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