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the south of France.

< French: midday, south; Old French, equivalent to mi- middle, half (< Latin medius; see mid1) + di day (< Latin diem, accusative of diēs)


Musical Instrument Digital Interface: a standard means of sending digitally encoded information about music between electronic devices, as between synthesizers and computers.
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midi (ˈmɪdɪ)
a.  (of a skirt, coat, etc) reaching to below the knee or midcalf
 b.  (as noun): she wore her new midi
[C20: from mid-; on the model of maxi and mini]

Midi (French midi)
1.  the south of France
2.  Canal du Midi a canal in S France, extending from the River Garonne at Toulouse to the Mediterranean at Sète and providing a link between the Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts: built between 1666 and 1681. Length: 181 km (150 miles)

MIDI (ˈmɪdɪ)
(modifier) a generally accepted specification for the external control of electronic musical instruments: a MIDI synthesizer; a MIDI system
[C20: from m(usical) i(nstrument) d(igital) i(nterface)]

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Word Origin & History

"southern France," 1883, from Fr. midi "south," lit. "midday," from mi "middle" (from L. medius) + di "day" (from L. dies).

1983, acronym for Musical Instrument Digital Interface.
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Computing Dictionary

MIDI definition

Musical Instrument Digital Interface

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Abbreviations & Acronyms
musical instrument digital interface
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Example sentences
It then has midi, which basically means that it understands digital information.
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