- a medial sound or letter.
- media2(def 1).
Origin of medial
Related Words for medialaverage, between, center, central, halfway, innermost, intermediate, mean, middle, midway, median, ordinary
Examples from the Web for medial
Historical Examples of medial
Verbs with medial ck have double preterites, as decken, to cover, pret.A Middle High German Primer
The pleura may reach as high as the medial border of the rib.
Some geologists have called the coal-measures the medial formation.
Accordingly, we may reconstruct the medial man from the truth as found in nature.Pedagogical Anthropology
Its terminal, lateral, and medial moraines are small but distinct.Trans-Himalaya, Vol. 2 (of 2)
- phonetics a speech sound between being fortis and lenis; media
Word Origin for medial
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.
"a medial letter," 1776, from medial (adj.).
- Relating to, situated in, or extending toward the middle; median.
- Being or relating to an average or a mean.