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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [mee-dee-uh n]
    • /ˈmi di ən/
    • /ˈmiː.di.ən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [mee-dee-uh n]
    • /ˈmi di ən/

Definitions of median word

  • noun median a Mede. 1
  • noun median the Iranian language of ancient Media, contemporaneous with Old Persian. 1
  • adjective median of or relating to Media, the Medes, or their language. 1
  • noun median Denoting or relating to a value or quantity lying at the midpoint of a frequency distribution of observed values or quantities, such that there is an equal probability of falling above or below it. 1
  • noun median geometry: dividing line 1
  • noun median statistics: middle number 1

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Origin of median

First appearance:

before 1535
One of the 29% oldest English words
First recorded in 1535-45, median is from the Latin word mediānus in the middle. See medium, -an

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Parts of speech for Median


median popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 95% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for median

noun median

  • par — an equality in value or standing; a level of equality: The gains and the losses are on a par.
  • central — Something that is central is in the middle of a place or area.
  • center — a point equally distant from all points on the circumference of a circle or surface of a sphere
  • average — An average is the result that you get when you add two or more numbers together and divide the total by the number of numbers you added together.
  • midpoint — a point at or near the middle of, or equidistant from, both ends, as of a line: the midpoint of a boundary.

adjective median

  • medium — a middle state or condition; mean.
  • middling — equally distant from the extremes or outer limits; central: the middle point of a line; the middle singer in a trio.
  • moderate — kept or keeping within reasonable or proper limits; not extreme, excessive, or intense: a moderate price.

Antonyms for median

noun median

  • extreme — Reaching a high or the highest degree; very great.

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