What is medium?

  • (noun): The surrounding environment.
    Example: "Fish require an aqueous medium"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on medium:

Medium - Other
... Medium (spirituality), a person who serves as an intermediary between the physical world and the spiritual world Medium Productions, a record label The Medium (Rutgers ...
Understanding Media: The Extensions Of Man
... McLuhan suggests that a medium affects the society in which it plays a role not by the content delivered through it, but by the characteristics of the ... a television has programs, yet it is a medium that has a social effect that is, a light bulb enables people to create spaces during nighttime that would otherwise be enveloped by darkness ... He describes the light bulb as a medium without any content ...
Growth Medium
... A growth medium or culture medium is a liquid or gel designed to support the growth of microorganisms or cells, or small plants like the moss ... example, are obligate intracellular parasites and require a growth medium containing living cells ...
Webcomic - Medium - Format
... However, the format and style of many, if not most, webcomics is still similar to that of traditional newspaper comic strips like Peanuts consisting of three or four panels ... Similar to comic books, manga and graphic novels, other webcomics come in a page form rather than a strip form and tend to focus more on story than gags ...
Hatton, Sri Lanka - Main Schools
... Highlands College - Tamil English Medium Sri Pada College - Sinhala Medium St ... Gabriel's Convent - Sinhala Tamil Medium St ... John Bosco's College Tamil Sinhala Medium Highlevel International School - English Medium Univenture college International - English Medium ...

More definitions of "medium":

  • (noun): An intervening substance through which signals can travel as a means for communication.
  • (noun): A means or instrumentality for storing or communicating information.
  • (noun): A state that is intermediate between extremes; a middle position.
    Example: "A happy medium"
  • (adj): (of meat) cooked until there is just a little pink meat inside.
  • (noun): (biology) a substance in which specimens are preserved or displayed.
  • (noun): (bacteriology) a nutrient substance (solid or liquid) that is used to cultivate micro-organisms.
    Synonyms: culture medium
  • (noun): An occupation for which you are especially well suited.
    Synonyms: metier
  • (noun): Someone who serves as an intermediary between the living and the dead.
    Synonyms: spiritualist
  • (noun): An intervening substance through which something is achieved.
    Example: "The dissolving medium is called a solvent"
  • (noun): Transmissions that are disseminated widely to the public.
    Synonyms: mass medium
  • (noun): A liquid with which pigment is mixed by a painter.
  • (adj): Around the middle of a scale of evaluation of physical measures.
    Example: "Medium bombers"
    Synonyms: average, intermediate

Famous quotes containing the word medium:

    As a medium of exchange,... worrying regulates intimacy, and it is often an appropriate response to ordinary demands that begin to feel excessive. But from a modernized Freudian view, worrying—as a reflex response to demand—never puts the self or the objects of its interest into question, and that is precisely its function in psychic life. It domesticates self-doubt.
    Adam Phillips, British child psychoanalyst. “Worrying and Its Discontents,” in On Kissing, Tickling, and Being Bored, p. 58, Harvard University Press (1993)

    Photography suits the temper of this age—of active bodies and minds. It is a perfect medium for one whose mind is teeming with ideas, imagery, for a prolific worker who would be slowed down by painting or sculpting, for one who sees quickly and acts decisively, accurately.
    Edward Weston (1886–1958)

    The truth is that literature, particularly fiction, is not the pure medium we sometimes assume it to be. Response to it is affected by things other than its own intrinsic quality; by a curiosity or lack of it about the people it deals with, their outlook, their way of life.
    Vance Palmer (1885–1959)