Origin of median
Related formsme·di·an·ly, adverbpost·me·di·an, adjectivepre·me·di·an, noun, adjectivesub·me·di·an, adjective
Definition for median (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for median
This would restore overtime rights to workers earning up to around $50,000 a year, which is roughly the current median.
Unlike most other telemarketers, they have a median net worth of almost $900,000.Is It Time to Take a Chance on Random Representatives?|Michael Schulson|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Median household income peaked in America in 1999, under Bill Clinton, at $56,080.
The median household income in inflation-adjusted dollars back in 1987 was… well, what do you think?
The median total exemption rate was 1.8 percent this year, the same as in 2012-2013.Mississippi: Last In Everything, First In Vaccinations|Brandy Zadrozny|October 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the median band of both wings the spots do not flow together, but are separate and moderately heavy.The Butterfly Book|William Jacob Holland
The median, which lies in front of, but a little to the outside of the artery, though in some rare cases it lies behind it; 2.A Manual of the Operations of Surgery|Joseph Bell
In my opinion this ganglion is, in part, at all events, the optic ganglion of the median eye on each side.The Origin of Vertebrates|Walter Holbrook Gaskell
There is at this stage a faintly marked groove extending along the median line of the ventral plate.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume II (of 4)|Francis Maitland Balfour
The ears are fairly large, and the nose may or may not be traversed by a median groove.The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia|Frank Evers Beddard
British Dictionary definitions for median
- a straight line joining one vertex of a triangle to the midpoint of the opposite sideSee also centroid
- a straight line joining the midpoints of the nonparallel sides of a trapezium
Derived Formsmedianly, adverb
Word Origin for median
Medicine definitions for median
Science definitions for median
- The middle number, when such a sequence has an odd number of values. For example, in the sequence 3, 4, 14, 35, 280, the median is 14.
- The average of the two middle numbers, when such a sequence has an even number of values. For example, in the sequence 4, 8, 10, 56, the median is 9 (the average of 8 and 10). Compare arithmetic mean average mode.
Culture definitions for median (1 of 2)
The point in a series at which half of the values or units of the series are higher and half lower.