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Pronunciation: /ˈmiːdɪə
 
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noun

1 (the media) [treated as singular or plural] The main means of mass communication (television, radio, and newspapers) regarded collectively: their demands were publicized by the media
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  • 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.
2 plural form of medium.

Usage

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 sensetelevision, 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.

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noun (plural mediae /-dɪiː/)

Anatomy
An intermediate layer in the wall of a blood vessel or lymphatic vessel.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

late 19th century: shortening of modern Latin tunica (or membrana) media 'middle sheath (or layer)'.

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An ancient region of Asia to the south-west of the Caspian Sea, corresponding approximately to present-day Azerbaijan, NW Iran, and NE Iraq. Originally inhabited by the Medes, the region was conquered in 550 bc by Cyrus the Great of Persia.

Derivatives

Median

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adjective
Example sentences
  • One emphasizes Cyrus' Median heritage; the other, his Persian rule.

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