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Medium

Medium is a substance used to provide nutrients for the growth and multiplication of microorganisms.

Webster Dictionary Meaning

1. Medium
- Having a middle position or degree; mean; intermediate; medial; as, a horse of medium size; a decoction of medium strength.
2. Medium
- That which lies in the middle, or between other things; intervening body or quantity. Hence, specifically: (a) Middle place or degree; mean.
- See Mean.
- The mean or middle term of a syllogism; that by which the extremes are brought into connection.
- 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.
- An average.
- A trade name for printing and writing paper of certain sizes. See Paper.
- The liquid vehicle with which dry colors are ground and prepared for application.
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