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mid1

[mid] /mɪd/
adjective
1.
being at or near the middle point of:
in mid autumn.
2.
being or occupying a middle place or position:
in the mid nineties of the last century.
3.
Phonetics. (of a vowel) articulated with an opening above the tongue relatively intermediate between those for high and low: the vowels of beet, bet, and hot are respectively high, mid, and low.
Compare high (def 23), low (def 30).
noun
4.
Archaic. the middle.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English, Old English midd- (both an adj. and the initial element of a compound; modern spellings such as mid autumn are probably a reanalysis of mid- as an adj.); cognate with Old High German mitti, Old Norse mithr, Gothic midjis, Old Irish mide, Latin medius, Greek mésos, Sanskrit madhya middle, OCS mežda limit, border
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British Dictionary definitions for midder

mid1

/mɪd/
adjective
1.
(phonetics) of, relating to, or denoting a vowel whose articulation lies approximately halfway between high and low, such as e in English bet
noun
2.
an archaic word for middle
Word Origin
C12 midre (inflected form of midd, unattested); related to Old Norse mithr, Gothic midjis

mid2

/mɪd/
preposition
1.
a poetic word for amid
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Word Origin and History for midder
mid
O.E. mid, from P.Gmc. *medjaz (cf. O.N. miðr, O.S. middi, O.Fris. midde, O.H.G. mitti, Goth. midjis), from PIE *medhyo- (cf. Skt. madhyah, Gk. mesos, L. medius "middle;" see medial). Now surviving only as a prefix (midair, midstream, etc.); use as a preposition is often aphetic use of amid (cf. midshipman).
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midder in Medicine

MID abbr.
minimal infecting dose

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Related Abbreviations for midder

MID

  1. message identifier
  2. Military Intelligence Division
  3. minimal infecting dose
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