- Politicians should know by now that newspapers or the media do not campaign for any one at all.
- It is often only the big, single-issue campaigns that capture the media's attention and excite the public.
- Of course, the most extreme views tend to make the best headlines, so they get all the media and public attention.
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’). In practice, in the sense ‘television, radio, and the press collectively’, it 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 it had a conventional singular form media, especially when referring to different forms of new media, and in the sense ‘the material or form used by an artist’: there were great efforts made by the medias of the involved countries about 600 works in all genres and medias were submitted for review.
Words that rhyme with mediaacedia, encyclopedia, multimedia
noun (plural mediae ˈmiːdɪiː)Anatomy
- This sheet was placed around a tubular support to produce the media of the vessel.
- Alternatively, thickness of the carotid intima and media may be measured by using ultrasound.
- Some veins do not possess smooth muscle fibers and, as a result, do not have a tunica media.
Late 19th century: shortening of modern Latin tunica (or membrana) media 'middle sheath (or layer)'.
Definition of media in:
- US English dictionary
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