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Finding the median in sets of data with an odd and even number of values.
 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Middle French median, from Latin medianus (of or pertaining to the middle, adjective), from medius (middle) (see medium), from Proto-Indo-European *médʰyos (middle). Doublet of mean and mizzen. Cognate with Old English midde, middel (middle). More at middle.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈmiːdɪən/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈmiːdi.ən/
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NounEdit

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. (geometry) A line segment joining the vertex of triangle to the midpoint of the opposing side.
  3. (statistics) The number separating the higher half of a data sample, a population, or a probability distribution, from the lower half. The median of a finite list of numbers can be found by arranging all the observations from lowest value to highest value and picking the middle one (e.g., the median of {3, 3, 5, 9, 11} is 5). If there is an even number of observations, then there is no single middle value; the median is then usually defined to be the mean of the two middle values. [from 19th c.]
  4. (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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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin medianus; cf. English median.

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median c

  1. median value

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Declension of median 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative median medianen medianer medianerna
Genitive medians medianens medianers medianernas

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