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media

Synonyms of media in English:

noun or plural noun

  • 1 the media went wild with the story of the singer's arrest
    the press, the fourth estate, the news, the papers;
    broadcasting, publishing;
  • Usage

    media, medium, medias

    The word media comes from the Latin plural of medium. The traditional view is that it should therefore be treated as a plural noun in all its senses in English and be used with a plural rather than a singular verb: the media have not followed the reports (rather than has not followed). In practice, in the sense ‘television, radio, the press, and the Internet, collectively,’ media behaves as a collective noun (like staff or clergy, for example), which means that it is now acceptable in standard English for it to take either a singular or a plural verb. The word is also increasingly used in the plural form medias, as if media were its conventional singular form, especially when referring to different forms or sources of media ( there were great efforts made by the medias of the involved countries) and in the sense ‘the material or form used by an artist’ ( about 600 works in all genres and medias were submitted for review)

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