mass media

mass medium

noun, plural mass media.
any of the means of communication, as television or newspapers, that reach very large numbers of people.

Origin:
1920–25

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mass media
 
pl n
the means of communication that reach large numbers of people in a short time, such as television, newspapers, magazines, and radio

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mass media definition


Newspapers, motion pictures, radio, television, and magazines, all of which have the technical capacity to deliver information to millions of people.

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