More definitions of MediaDefinition of Media in:
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- 1 plural form of medium.
- 2 (usually the media) [treated as singular or plural] The main means of mass communication (especially television, radio, newspapers, and the Internet) regarded collectively: [as modifier]: the campaign won media attentionMore 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.
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 not followed ). In practice, in the sense ‘television, radio, the press, and the Internet, collectively,’ media 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 /-dēˌē, -dēˌī/)
- 1 Anatomy An intermediate layer, especially in the wall of a blood 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)'.