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medial

[mee-dee-uhl]
adjective
1.
situated in or pertaining to the middle; median; intermediate.
2.
pertaining to a mean or average; average.
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.
a.
a medial sound or letter.
b.
media2 ( def 1 ).

Origin:
1560–70; < Late Latin mediālis middle. See medium, -al1

medially, adverb
postmedial, adjective
submedial, adjective
submedially, adverb
supermedial, adjective
supermedially, adverb
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medial (ˈmiːdɪəl)
 
adj
1.  of or situated in the middle
2.  ordinary or average in size
3.  maths relating to an average
4.  median median another word for median
5.  zoology of or relating to a media
 
n
6.  phonetics a speech sound between being fortis and lenis; media
 
[C16: from Late Latin mediālis, from medius middle]
 
'medially
 
adv

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medial
1560s, "pertaining to a mathematical mean," from L.L. medialis "of the middle," from L. medius "middle," from PIE *medhjo-, from base *me- "between" (cf. Skt. madhyah, Avestan madiya- "middle," Gk. mesos, Goth. midjis, O.E. midd "middle," O.C.S. medzu "between," Arm. mej "middle"). Meaning "occupying
a middle position" is attested from 1721.
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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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