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median

See also: Median, médian, medían, and medián

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EtymologyEdit

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.

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median (plural medians)

  1. (anatomy, now rare) A central vein or nerve, especially the median vein or median nerve running through the forearm and arm. [from 15th c.]
  2. (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 (or the mean of the middle two terms when there is an even number of terms). [from 19th c.]
  3. (US) The median strip; the area separating two lanes of opposite-direction traffic. [from 20th c.]

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median (not comparable)

  1. Situated in the middle; central, intermediate. [from 16th c.]
  2. (anatomy, botany) In the middle of an organ, structure etc.; towards the median plane of an organ or limb. [from 16th c.]
  3. (statistics) Having the median as its value. [from 19th c.]

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median

  1. accusative singular of media

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median

  1. Genitive singular form of media.

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median

  1. Second-person plural (ustedes) present indicative form of mediar.
  2. Third-person plural (ellos, ellas, also used with ustedes?) present indicative form of mediar.

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median c

  1. median value

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