Definición de median en inglés:


Saltos de línea: me¦dian
Pronunciación: /ˈmiːdɪən


  • 1Denoting or relating to a value or quantity lying at the midpoint of a frequency distribution of observed values or quantities, such that there is an equal probability of falling above or below it: the median duration of this treatment was four months
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    • 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.
  • 1.1Denoting the middle term (or mean of the middle two terms) of a series arranged in order of magnitude.
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    • 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.
  • 2 technical , chiefly Anatomy Situated in the middle, especially of the body: the median part of the sternum
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    • 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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  • 1The median value of a range of values: acreages ranged from one to fifty-two with a median of twenty-four
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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.
  • 2 (also median strip) North American term for central reservation.
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    • 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.
  • 3 Geometry A straight line drawn from any vertex of a triangle to the middle of the opposite side.
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    • Perpendicular bisectors of two pieces of its medians form a hexagon with opposite sides parallel (and some additional features).



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  • 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.


late Middle English (denoting a median vein or nerve): from medieval Latin medianus, from medius 'mid'.

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