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medium
American English: /ˈmidiəm/
British English: /ˈmiːdɪəm/

Translation of medium in Spanish:

adjective

  • 1 (intermediate)
    (size)
    mediano
    small, medium or large?
    ¿pequeño, mediano o grande?
    a person of medium height/build
    una persona de estatura or talla media or mediana/de complexión normal
    of medium difficulty
    de un grado medio de dificultad
    Example sentences
    • He was described as a man in his late 30s, taller than average, of medium build with short dark hair and who spoke with no discernible accent.
    • She had a slim build and medium length, fashionably styled blonde hair.
    • She has fair medium length straight hair and blue eyes.

noun

  • 1 countable
    plural media
    (means, vehicle) advertising media
    medios (masculine plural) publicitarios or de publicidad
    through the medium of the press
    a través de la prensa
    medium of exchange (Finance)
    medio de pago
    Example sentences
    • A common answer is ‘anything that can be used as a medium of exchange’.
    • To use TV as a medium of education will yield rich dividends.
    • The meetings provide a medium for local councillors to raise the issues of their electorate on a more intimate basis with Council officials.
  • 2
    plural media
    2.1 countable (environment) 2.2 countable (for growing cultures) 2.3 uncountable (preserving fluid)
    (sustancia utilizada para la conservación de especímenes animales y vegetales)
    Example sentences
    • Typically, by the end of batch culture nutrients in the medium would be considerably depleted.
    • The world ocean is what laboratory scientists would call a culture medium, the largest petri dish known to mankind.
    • Alkaloid levels were determined both in the roots and in the culture medium after a culturing period of 28 d.
    2.4 uncountable (solvent)
    Example sentences
    • We carry a large range of dry pigments, oils and mediums.
    • When a pigment has a high scattering power in relation to the medium, the paint will be dense and opaque in appearance.
  • 3 (middle position) (no plural) to strike a happy medium between formality and familiarity
    lograr un término medio entre la formalidad y la excesiva confianza
  • 4 countable
    plural mediums
    (person who contacts spirits)
    Example sentences
    • Such beliefs are not confined to rural areas; in the cities there is a network of spirit mediums who claim to contact the dead.
    • This work, by Professor Richard Wiseman, involved asking five mediums to contact the dead relatives of five volunteers.
    • He asserts that this work supports the mediums ' claims that they are actually communicating with the dead.

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