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Look up medium in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.

Medium may refer to: Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wiktionary (a portmanteau of wiki and dictionary) is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 151 languages. ...


  • Medium (communication), any tool used to store and deliver information or data

A data storage device is a device for recording (storing) information (data). ... In the arts, media (plural of medium) are the materials and techniques used by an artist to produce a work. ... A transmission medium is any material substance, such as fiber-optic cable, twisted-wire pair, coaxial cable, dielectric-slab waveguide, water, or air, that can be used for the propagation of signals, usually in the form of modulated radio, light, or acoustic waves, from one point to another. ... A medium is material through which waves propagate; electromagnetic waves in optics. ... This box:      Electromagnetic (EM) radiation is a self-propagating wave in space with electric and magnetic components. ...


A medium of exchange is an intermediary used in trade to avoid the inconveniences of a pure barter system. ...


Medium of instruction is the language that is used in teaching. ...


In grammar the comparative is the form of an adjective or adverb which denotes the degree or grade by which a person, thing, or other entity has a property or quality greater or less in extent than that of another. ... This article deals with the general meaning of spectrum and the history of its use. ... Temperature, or doneness, is a description of how thoroughly cooked a cut of meat is based on the color, juiciness and internal temperature when served. ...

Natural Science

In general, a medium is a material that is either itself undergoing a process that is being studied or used (e.g. transmission medium), or enabling another process of interest (e.g. growth medium). Specific examples include the following:

  • Processing medium, in industrial engineering, a material that plays a role in manufacturing processes
  • Excitable medium, a nonlinear dynamic system which has the capacity to propagate a wave
  • gain medium, an quantum system that allows amplification of power (gain) of waves passing through (usually by stimulated emission)
  • Growth medium (or culture medium), in biotechnology, an object in which microorganisms or cells experience growth
  • Interplanetary medium, in astronomy, material which fills the solar system
  • Interstellar medium, in astronomy, the matter and energy content that exists between the stars within a galaxy

In industrial engineering, a gaseous, vaporous, fluid or shapeless solid material that plays an active role in manufacturing processes, comparable to that of a tool. ... An excitable medium is a nonlinear dynamical system which has the capacity to propagate a wave of some description, and which cannot support the passing of another wave until a certain amount of time has passed (known as the refractory time). ... A laser system generally consists of three important parts: An energy source (usually referred to as the pump or pump source); A gain medium or laser medium; A mirror, or system of mirrors, forming an optical resonator. ... In optics, stimulated emission is the process by which, when perturbed by a photon, matter may lose energy resulting in the creation of another photon. ... An Agar Plate -- an example of a bacterial growth medium. ... Heliospheric current sheet, the largest structure in the Solar System, results from the influence of the Suns rotating magnetic field on the plasma in the interplanetary medium (Solar Wind) [1]. (click to enlarge) The interplanetary medium is the material which fills the solar system and through which all the... The interstellar medium (or ISM) is the name astronomers give to the tenuous gas and dust that pervade interstellar space. ...

Paranormal and New Age

  • Mediumship, a practice in which a person acts as an intermediary between the physical world and what is believed to be a spiritual world.

Mediumship is a form of relationship to spirits practiced in many religions, including Spiritualism, Spiritism, Espiritismo, Candomblé, Voodoo, Kardecism, and Umbanda. ... A magnet levitating above a high-temperature superconductor demonstrates the Meissner effect. ... For other uses, see Supernatural (disambiguation). ...


Dramatic works

The Medium is a short (one hour long) two act dramatic opera with words and music by Gian Carlo Menotti. ... Gian Carlo Menotti, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1944 Gian Carlo Menotti (born July 7, 1911, Cadegliano, Italy) is an Italian-born American composer and librettist. ... Medium is an American drama television series about a woman (played by Patricia Arquette) who acts as a research medium for the Phoenix, Arizona, district attorneys office. ...


  • The Medium, an entertainment weekly at Rutgers University

The Medium is the student-run entertainment newspaper of Rutgers University. ...


Medium Productions is a record label created primarily to publish the music of Steve Jansen, Richard Barbieri, and Mick Karn, ex-members of the band Japan. ... Me. ...

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Medium on NBC - Medium Spoilers, Episode Guides, Message Board | TVGuide.com (840 words)
The Medium season finale opened with Joe throwing the $2,200 cashmere robe at Meghan, and then asking for his idea back, and then he shot her.
Meghan came after him, asking where he thought he was going, “I’m taking my morals and I’m going home.”It looked like Joe was out of an idea and a job and the potential of an awful lot of money.
Medium Pictures, Cast, Episode Guides, News and More on Starpulse.com.
Medium - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (275 words)
A means of artistic expression, such as "the medium of painting" or "the medium of dance"
Medium (spirituality), a person who claims to serve as an intermediary between the living and the dead
Medium of instruction, the language used to educate in
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