- a plural of medium.
- (usually used with a plural verb) the means of communication, as radio and television, newspapers, magazines, and the Internet, that reach or influence people widely: The media are covering the speech tonight.
- pertaining to or concerned with such means: a job in media research.
- Greek Grammar. a voiced plosive, as β, δ, γ.
- Anatomy. the middle layer of an artery or lymphatic vessel.
- Entomology. a longitudinal vein in the middle portion of the wing of an insect.
Origin of media2
Related Words for mediaenews, television, radio, publishing, correspondence, disclosure, cable, announcement, intelligence, communications, expression
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Historical Examples of mediae
It is not until much later times that the h in the mutated forms of the tenues, or the use of the dot, was extended to the mediae.
As a rule the medial mutation of the tenues and mediae is not denoted in O. Welsh.
It agrees with Breton on the following points:—It has given up the nasal mutation of initials but provects the mediae.
- an ancient country of SW Asia, south of the Caspian Sea: inhabited by the Medes; overthrew the Assyrian Empire in 612 bc in alliance with Babylonia; conquered by Cyrus the Great in 550 bc; corresponds to present-day NW Iran
- a plural of medium
- the means of communication that reach large numbers of people, such as television, newspapers, and radio
- of or relating to the mass mediamedia hype
- the middle layer of the wall of a blood or lymph vessel
- one of the main veins in the wing of an insect
- a consonant whose articulation lies midway between that of a voiced and breathed speech sound
- a consonant pronounced with weak voice, as c in French second
Word Origin for media
"newspapers, radio, TV, etc." 1927, perhaps abstracted from mass media (1923, a technical term in advertising), plural of medium, on notion of "intermediate agency," a sense found in that word in English from c.1600.