From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmediumme‧di‧um1 /ˈmiːdiəm/ ●●● S3 AWL adjective 1 TMMIDDLEof middle size, level, or amount What size shirt does he wear – small, medium or large?(of) medium height/length/build She’s of medium height. hair of medium length Fry the onions over a medium heat until they are golden. medium to large companies ► Use average, not ‘medium’, when you want to say that someone’s level of skill or ability is neither high nor low: students of average ability (NOT students of medium ability)2 (also medium rare) meat that is medium or medium rare is partly cooked but still slightly pink inside → rare, well-done3 → medium dry4 → medium brown/blue etc
Examples from the Corpusmedium• Season steaks with pepper and place on grill over medium coals.• Reduce over medium heat to a light sauce consistency.• He was of medium height, and had regular, even features of the kind which are instantly forgettable.• Even the economy beyond Leeds and Yorkshire pulled my parents and their friends and acquaintances, small to medium middle class.• A big oblong for the managing director, six medium ones for the directors, a dozen small ones for the salesmen.• What size shirt does he wear -- medium or large?• The visitors recall medium pacer Martin Howie after completing a college course and Paul Johnson also returns.• two medium potatoes, peeled and sliced• medium salsa• Blend at lowest speed 30 seconds and then beat at medium speed 3 minutes.• At medium speed, beat in eggs, one at a time, beating for two minutes after each addition.medium to large• The Mesomorph has a medium to large frame.• Dry Roast Potatoes Choose medium to large potatoes of even size.mediummedium2 ●○○ AWL noun (plural media /-diə/ or mediums) [countable] 1 TCa way of communicating information and news to people, such as newspapers, television etc → media Advertising is a powerful medium.2 AWAY/METHODa way of expressing your ideas, especially as a writer or an artistmedium for the novel as a medium for satire the visual media (=painting and films)3 → medium of instruction4 → medium of exchange5 technicalSUBSTANCE a substance or material in which things grow or exist a good growing medium for tomatoes6 technicalHPT a substance through which a force travels → magnetic media, → a happy medium at happy(8)
Examples from the Corpusmedium• Poetry is the best medium for this sort of thing, he says.• Cultivation: Undemanding as to the planting medium it will grow well in unwashed sand.• DVDs have quickly become an extremely popular medium for film viewing.• But whatever the subject, the mood was predominantly one of escape and the medium one of romance.• Either answer is partially correct, as the method of absorption varies with different concentrations of nutrients in the medium.• These models were the medium they used to communicate.• Add the sugar and increase the speed to medium for five minutes.• The transfer medium is magnetic tape.• Watercolour is taken to include gouache and bottle artists' colour as well as the traditional transparent medium.medium for• the visual media• The novel has always been an excellent medium for satire.growing medium• Cultivation: In a growing medium consisting of very little nutrients, the plant will grow producing runners and numerous plantlets.• Cultivation: The ideal growing medium for this species would contain substantial quantities of organic detritus and mud or clay.• Cultivation: This plant is not very demanding as to its growing medium, and therefore can even be grown in gravel.• Cultivation: Very indifferent as to its growing medium, it will even grow in fine gravel or unwashed sand.• Ensure the crown just protrudes above the growing medium.• But the growing medium of television broadcast something new to worry about in the 1950s.• Cultivation: Ideally the growing medium should consist of some amount of clay. mediummedium3 noun (plural mediums) [countable] ROsomeone who claims to have the power to receive messages from dead people
Examples from the Corpusmedium• Poetry is the best medium for this sort of thing, he says.• But whatever the subject, the mood was predominantly one of escape and the medium one of romance.• Either answer is partially correct, as the method of absorption varies with different concentrations of nutrients in the medium.• These models were the medium they used to communicate.• The transfer medium is magnetic tape.• Watercolour is taken to include gouache and bottle artists' colour as well as the traditional transparent medium.From Longman Business Dictionarymediumme‧di‧um1 /ˈmiːdiəm/ adjective of middle size, between small and largeDisposable nappies come in small, medium and large sizes.Small and medium firms will benefit most from the new rules.mediummedium2 noun (plural mediums or media /-diə/) [countable] a way or means of communicating or tradingTelevision is still the favourite medium for advertisers.The US currency often serves as a medium for transactions in other currencies.