- any of the means of communication, as television or newspapers, that reach very large numbers of people.
Origin of mass medium
First recorded in 1920–25
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- the means of communication that reach large numbers of people in a short time, such as television, newspapers, magazines, and radio
Newspapers, motion pictures, radio, television, and magazines, all of which have the technical capacity to deliver information to millions of people.
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