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 for media
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Medium \Me"di*um\, n.; pl. L. Media, E. Mediums. [L.
     medium the middle, fr. medius middle. See Mid, and cf.
     Medius.]
     1. That which lies in the middle, or between other things;
        intervening body or quantity. Hence, specifically:
        (a) Middle place or degree; mean.
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                  The just medium . . . lies between pride and
                  abjection.                        --L'Estrange.
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        (b) (Math.) See Mean.
        (c) (Logic) The mean or middle term of a syllogism; that
            by which the extremes are brought into connection.
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     2. A substance through which an effect is transmitted from
        one thing to another; as, air is the common medium of
        sound. Hence: The condition upon which any event or action
        occurs; necessary means of motion or action; that through
        or by which anything is accomplished, conveyed, or carried
        on; specifically, in animal magnetism, spiritualism, etc.,
        a person through whom the action of another being is said
        to be manifested and transmitted.
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              Whether any other liquors, being made mediums, cause
              a diversity of sound from water, it may be tried.
                                                    --Bacon.
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              I must bring together
              All these extremes; and must remove all mediums.
                                                    --Denham.
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     3. An average. [R.]
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              A medium of six years of war, and six years of
              peace.                                --Burke.
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     4. A trade name for printing and writing paper of certain
        sizes. See Paper.
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     5. (Paint.) The liquid vehicle with which dry colors are
        ground and prepared for application.
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     6. (Microbiology) A source of nutrients in which a
        microorganism is placed to permit its growth, cause it to
        produce substances, or observe its activity under defined
        conditions; also called culture medium or growth
        medium. The medium is usually a solution of nutrients in
        water, or a similar solution solidified with gelatin or
        agar.
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     7. A means of transmission of news, advertising, or other
        messages from an information source to the public, also
        called a news medium, such as a newspaper or radio; used
        mostly in the plural form, i. e. news media or media.
        See 1st media[2].
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     Circulating medium, a current medium of exchange, whether
        coin, bank notes, or government notes.
  
     Ethereal medium (Physics), the ether.
  
     Medium of exchange, that which is used for effecting an
        exchange of commodities -- money or current
        representatives of money.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  media \me"di*a\ (m[=e]"d[i^]*[.a]), n. sing. & pl.,
     1. The latinic plural form of medium, sometimes used as a
        singular noun with the same meaning as medium; as,
        (Computers) place your installation media into the device
        which will read it; (Microbiology) the tuberculosis
        bacterium will only grow in a special media.
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     2. The public institutions that report the news, such as
        newspapers, magazines, radio, and television,
        collectively; the news media; as, the media were obsessed
        with Monica Lewinsky for months.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Media \Me"di*a\, n.; pl. Mediae (-[=e]). [NL., fr. L. medius
     middle.]
     1. (Phonetics) One of the sonant mutes [beta], [delta],
        [gamma] (b, d, g), in Greek, or of their equivalents in
        other languages, so named as intermediate between the
        tenues, [pi], [tau], [kappa] (p, t, k), and the aspiratae
        (aspirates) [phi], [theta], [chi] (ph or f, th, ch). Also
        called middle mute, or medial, and sometimes soft
        mute.
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From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  19 Moby Thesaurus words for "media":
     communication engineering, communication explosion,
     communication technology, communication theory, communications,
     communications engineer, communications industry,
     communications medium, communications network,
     electrical communication, electronic communication,
     electronic communications, information explosion,
     information theory, radiocommunication, signaling,
     telecommunication, wire communication, wireless communication
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  media
  
     1.  Any kind of data including graphics, images,
     audio and video, though typically excluding raw text or
     executable code.
  
     The term multimedia suggests a collection of different types
     of media or the ability to handle such collections.
  
     2.  The physical object on which data is stored, as
     opposed to the device used to read and write it.
  
     3.  The object at the physical layer that
     carries data, typically an electrical or optical cable,
     though, in a wireless network, the term refers to the space
     through which radio waves propagate.  Most often used in the
     context of Media Access Control (MAC).
  
     (2010-01-07)
  

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Media
     Heb. Madai, which is rendered in the Authorized Version (1)
     "Madai," Gen. 10:2; (2) "Medes," 2 Kings 17:6; 18:11; (3)
     "Media," Esther 1:3; 10:2; Isa. 21:2; Dan. 8:20; (4) "Mede,"
     only in Dan. 11:1.
     
       We first hear of this people in the Assyrian cuneiform
     records, under the name of Amada, about B.C. 840. They appear to
     have been a branch of the Aryans, who came from the east bank of
     the Indus, and were probably the predominant race for a while in
     the Mesopotamian valley. They consisted for three or four
     centuries of a number of tribes, each ruled by its own chief,
     who at length were brought under the Assyrian yoke (2 Kings
     17:6). From this subjection they achieved deliverance, and
     formed themselves into an empire under Cyaxares (B.C. 633). This
     monarch entered into an alliance with the king of Babylon, and
     invaded Assyria, capturing and destroying the city of Nineveh
     (B.C. 625), thus putting an end to the Assyrian monarchy (Nah.
     1:8; 2:5,6; 3:13, 14).
     
       Media now rose to a place of great power, vastly extending its
     boundaries. But it did not long exist as an independent kingdom.
     It rose with Cyaxares, its first king, and it passed away with
     him; for during the reign of his son and successor Astyages, the
     Persians waged war against the Medes and conquered them, the two
     nations being united under one monarch, Cyrus the Persian (B.C.
     558).
     
       The "cities of the Medes" are first mentioned in connection
     with the deportation of the Israelites on the destruction of
     Samaria (2 Kings 17:6; 18:11). Soon afterwards Isaiah (13:17;
     21:2) speaks of the part taken by the Medes in the destruction
     of Babylon (comp. Jer. 51:11, 28). Daniel gives an account of
     the reign of Darius the Mede, who was made viceroy by Cyrus
     (Dan. 6:1-28). The decree of Cyrus, Ezra informs us (6:2-5), was
     found in "the palace that is in the province of the Medes,"
     Achmetha or Ecbatana of the Greeks, which is the only Median
     city mentioned in Scripture.
     

From Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's) :

  Media, measure; habit; covering
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Media, IL -- U.S. village in Illinois
     Population (2000):    130
     Housing Units (2000): 59
     Land area (2000):     1.698385 sq. miles (4.398797 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1.698385 sq. miles (4.398797 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            48073
     Located within:       Illinois (IL), FIPS 17
     Location:             40.773075 N, 90.834690 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     61460
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Media, IL
      Media
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Media, PA -- U.S. borough in Pennsylvania
     Population (2000):    5533
     Housing Units (2000): 2966
     Land area (2000):     0.747800 sq. miles (1.936792 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.006163 sq. miles (0.015962 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.753963 sq. miles (1.952754 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            48480
     Located within:       Pennsylvania (PA), FIPS 42
     Location:             39.918761 N, 75.388127 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Media, PA
      Media
  

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