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medial

[mee-dee-uh l] /ˈmi di əl/
adjective
1.
situated in or pertaining to the middle; median; intermediate.
2.
pertaining to a mean or average; average.
3.
4.
Phonetics. within a word or syllable; neither initial nor final, as the t, a, and n in stand.
5.
Entomology. pertaining to, involving, or situated near the media.
noun
6.
Phonetics.
  1. a medial sound or letter.
  2. media2 (def 1).
Origin
1560-1570
1560-70; < Late Latin mediālis middle. See medium, -al1
Related forms
medially, adverb
postmedial, adjective
submedial, adjective
submedially, adverb
supermedial, adjective
supermedially, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for submedial

medial

/ˈmiːdɪəl/
adjective
1.
of or situated in the middle
2.
ordinary or average in size
3.
(maths) relating to an average
4.
another word for median (sense 1), median (sense 2), median (sense 3)
5.
(zoology) of or relating to a media
noun
6.
(phonetics) a speech sound between being fortis and lenis; media
Derived Forms
medially, adverb
Word Origin
C16: from Late Latin mediālis, from medius middle
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Word Origin and History for submedial

medial

adj.

1560s, "pertaining to a mathematical mean," from Late Latin medialis "of the middle," from Latin medius "in the middle," from PIE *medhyo- "middle" (cf. Sanskrit madhyah, Avestan madiya- "middle," Greek mesos, Gothic midjis, Old English midd "middle," Old Church Slavonic medzu "between," Armenian mej "middle"); perhaps related to PIE root *me- "between." Meaning "occupying a middle position" is attested from 1721.

n.

"a medial letter," 1776, from medial (adj.).

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submedial in Medicine

medial me·di·al (mē'dē-əl)
adj.

  1. Relating to, situated in, or extending toward the middle; median.

  2. Being or relating to an average or a mean.

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