|1.||of, relating to, situated in, or directed towards the middle|
|2.||biology of or relating to the plane that divides an organism or organ into symmetrical parts|
|3.||statistics of or relating to the median|
|4.||a middle point, plane, or part|
|a. See also centroid a straight line joining one vertex of a triangle to the midpoint of the opposite side|
|b. a straight line joining the midpoints of the nonparallel sides of a trapezium|
|6.||statistics the middle value in a frequency distribution, below and above which lie values with equal total frequencies|
|7.||statistics the middle number or average of the two middle numbers in an ordered sequence of numbers: 7 is the median of both 1, 7, 31 and 2, 5, 9, l6|
|8.||(Canadian) Also called: central reservation the strip, often covered with grass, that separates the two sides of a highway|
|[C16: from Latin mediānus, from medius middle]|
median me·di·an (mē'dē-ən)
Relating to, located in, or extending toward the middle.
Of, relating to, or situated in or near the plane that divides a bilaterally symmetrical animal into right and left halves; mesial.
Of, relating to, or constituting the middle value in a distribution.
A median point, plane, line, or part.
The middle value in a distribution, above and below which lie an equal number of values.
median [%PREMIUM_LINK%] (mē'dē-ən) Pronunciation Key |
The point in a series at which half of the values or units of the series are higher and half lower.