Definition of median in English:
- He says the poorest bankruptcy filers, people who fall below the median income in their state, can wipe out their debts the same way they did before.
- The first value corresponds to the most heterogeneous values observed in the literature and the second to a median value.
- Frequencies of recombination correspond to the median value of two or three fluctuation tests, each one done with six independent colonies.
- The median number of copies sold per week for the average book on the New York Times Best-selling list was 3,600.
- Most families are middle-class; the median household income in 1989 was $38,586.
- Further, the simple mean, median, and weighted average estimates for early, middle, and late estimates are quite close.
- However, results may be limited, because the bladder neck and median prostate lobe cannot be treated.
- The normally obliterated umbilical artery within the urachus forms the median umbilical ligament in the adult.
- The volar compartment includes forearm wrist flexors, pronator tendons, and median and ulnar nerves and arteries.
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- We calculated means, standard deviations, medians, and interquartile ranges as appropriate.
- Values are medians (interquartile ranges) unless stated otherwise.
- Descriptive statistics, including means, medians, range, standard deviation, and frequencies, were used to enumerate the TAT process.
- Coimbatore city has many such road medians, roadside parks and traffic islands.
- Also, we have requested the Public Works Department to install raised central medians on the highway roads to prevent people from crossing the road at will.
- And if everything goes well, the city's public gardens, roadside gardens and medians will use treated water for their maintenance by 2006.
late Middle English (denoting a median vein or nerve): from medieval Latin medianus, from medius 'middle, middle of'.
mean from (Old English):
The word mean means many things in English. The ancient root of Old English mean ‘to intend to convey’ is related to mind. The original meaning of mean ‘not generous, small-minded’ (Middle English) was ‘common to two or more people’, reflecting its ancient root, shared with Latin communis ‘common’ ( see commonplace). Modern uses developed from ‘low on the social scale’ through ‘inferior’, while a complete reversal comes in the informal sense ‘excellent’, dating from the early 20th century. Use as a term of approval has a precursor in expressions involving a negative, no mean…: in the Bible St Paul declared ‘I am …a Jew of Tarsus…a citizen of no mean city.’ The mathematical use of mean, ‘an average’ (Middle English), goes back to Latin medianus ‘middle’, source also of median (Late Middle English). This is the mean behind means ‘a method’, as in a means to an end, a thing that is not valued or important in itself but is useful in achieving an aim.
- Example sentences
- Apart from a shallow median sulcus which remains relatively narrow, the external surface is ornamented by fine and regular bands of microspines (about three bands per 1 mm valve length medianly).
- Externally the more medianly situated spine rows in the Spanish species are at about 45 degrees from the hinge line, as compared to about 60 degrees in A. satunensis.
- A second cephalon shows the anterior margin complete medianly and crossed by the median suture.
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