More definitions of MediaDefinition of Media in:
- The US English dictionary
- 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 mediaMore example sentences
- 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.
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.
noun (plural mediae /-dɪiː/)Anatomy
- An intermediate layer in the wall of a blood vessel or lymphatic vessel.More 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.
late 19th century: shortening of modern Latin tunica (or membrana) media 'middle sheath (or layer)'.