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top:three medians of a triangle and the median of a trapezoid
bottom: highway median

## me·di·an

(mē′dē-ən)
1. Relating to, located in, or extending toward the middle.
2. Anatomy Of, relating to, or situated in or near the plane that divides a bilaterally symmetrical animal into right and left halves; mesial.
3. Statistics Relating to or constituting the middle value in a distribution.
n.
1. A median point, plane, line, or part.
2. The dividing area, either paved or landscaped, between opposing lanes of traffic on some highways. Also called regionally boulevard, mall, median strip, meridian, neutral ground.
3. Statistics The middle value in a distribution, above and below which lie an equal number of values.
4. Mathematics
a. A line that joins a vertex of a triangle to the midpoint of the opposite side.
b. The line that joins the midpoints of the nonparallel sides of a trapezoid.

[Latin mediānus, from medius, middle; see medhyo- in Indo-European roots.]

## median

(ˈmiːdɪən)
1. of, relating to, situated in, or directed towards the middle
2. (Biology) biology of or relating to the plane that divides an organism or organ into symmetrical parts
3. (Statistics) statistics of or relating to the median
n
4. a middle point, plane, or part
5. (Mathematics) geometry
a. a straight line joining one vertex of a triangle to the midpoint of the opposite side. See also centroid
b. a straight line joining the midpoints of the nonparallel sides of a trapezium
6. (Statistics) statistics the middle value in a frequency distribution, below and above which lie values with equal total frequencies
7. (Statistics) statistics the middle number or average of the two middle numbers in an ordered sequence of numbers: 7 is the median of both 1, 7, 31 and 2, 5, 9, l6.
8. (Automotive Engineering) Also called: central reserve (chiefly Brit)Canadian the strip, often covered with grass, that separates the two sides of a highway
[C16: from Latin mediānus, from medius middle]

## me•di•an

(ˈmi di ən)

1. pertaining to a plane that divides something into two equal parts, esp. one that divides an animal into right and left halves.
2. situated in or pertaining to the middle; medial.
n.
3. the middle number in a given sequence of numbers, or the average of the middle two numbers when the sequence has an even number of numbers: 4 is the median of 1, 3, 4, 8, 9.
4. a straight line from a vertex of a triangle to the midpoint of the opposite side.
5. Also called midpoint. a vertical line that divides a histogram into two equal parts.
6. Also called me′dian strip′. a paved or landscaped strip set in the middle of a road to separate opposing lanes of traffic.
[1535–45; < Latin mediānus; see medium, -an1]

## Me•di•an

(ˈmi di ən)

1. of or pertaining to Media or the Medes.
n.
2. Mede.
[1595–1605]

## me·di·an

(mē′dē-ən)
1. In a sequence of numbers arranged from smallest to largest:
a. The middle number, when such a sequence has an odd number of values. For example, in the sequence 3, 4, 14, 35, 280, the median is 14.
b. The average of the two middle numbers, when such a sequence has an even number of values. For example, in the sequence 4, 8, 10, 56, the median is 9 (the average of 8 and 10). Compare arithmetic mean, average, mode.
2. A line joining a vertex of a triangle to the midpoint of the opposite side.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Noun 1 median - the value below which 50% of the cases fallmedian valuestatistics - a branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parametersaverage, norm - a statistic describing the location of a distribution; "it set the norm for American homes" Adj. 1 median - relating to or constituting the middle value of an ordered set of values (or the average of the middle two in a set with an even number of values); "the median value of 17, 20, and 36 is 20"; "the median income for the year was \$15,000"averagestatistics - a branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parametersnormal - conforming with or constituting a norm or standard or level or type or social norm; not abnormal; "serve wine at normal room temperature"; "normal diplomatic relations"; "normal working hours"; "normal word order"; "normal curiosity"; "the normal course of events" 2 median - dividing an animal into right and left halvesmedialmesial - being in or directed toward the midline or mesial plane of the body 3 median - relating to or situated in or extending toward the middlemedialcentral - in or near a center or constituting a center; the inner area; "a central position"

## median

adjective The median mark is 7.

## median

1. At, in, near, or being the center:
2. Not extreme:
noun
1. A point or an area equidistant from all sides of something:
2. Something, as a type, number, quantity, or degree, that represents a midpoint between extremes on a scale of valuation:
Translations
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## median

[ˈmiːdɪən]
B. N
1. (US) (also median strip) →
2. (Math) (gen) → ; (= number) → ; (= point) →

## median

[ˈmiːdɪən] n (MATHEMATICS)median strip n (US) (on motorway)media studies nplétudes fpl de communication

## median

n (Math) → Zentralwert m

## median

[ˈmiːdɪən] n (Math, Statistics) → mediana (Am) (also median strip) →

## me·di·an

n. mediana, división vertical o de medio plano a lo largo de la línea media del cuerpo humano dividiéndolo en dos partes;
___ planeplano medio.

## median

adj (nerve) mediano; (stat) relativo a la mediana; the — age la mediana de edad; n (stat) mediana
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Because the median nerve supplies sensation to the thumb, index and middle fingers, compression of it can cause abnormal sensations, such as tingling, burning or even a loss of sensation.
Median nerve motor conduction by Neurocare[TM]-2000 computerized EMF/NCV/EP equipment.
The recipient nerve of a CC7 nerve root could be a median nerve, radial nerve, musculocutaneous nerve, or triceps brachii nerve.
16] Therefore, even when the involvement of median nerve cannot be solidified with electrodiagnosis, physicians must approach patients knowing that there are serious functional and mood involvement.
The tunnel is tightly packed and contains the median nerve and the nine extrinsic flexor tendons of the thumb and fingers with its narrowest portion being about 2.
First a Tinel's sign was performed as described in the textbook with percussion on the distal forearm and wrist along the course of median nerve from proximal to distal and noted for appearance of symptoms/exacerbation of symptoms or appearance of pins and tingles sensation over the palm in the median nerve sensoiy distribution.
Instead, since the median nerve isn't in the exact location on every person's wrist (deep in some, shallow in others), it might require higher amounts of therapy to effectively reach the nerve.
The distance between the median nerve and musculocutaneous nerve was measured with ultrasound in four different shoulder positions (position 1P, 1D, 2P, 2D) while the patients lay in the supine position (Figure 1, 2).
The median nerve was decompressed at the wrist (open carpal tunnel) and forearm (proximal median nerve, specifically the anterior interosseous nerve) along a path starting 3 cm distal to the elbow flexion crease and terminating approximately 3 cm proximal to the medial humeral epicondyle.
Differences between the mean MNCSA values, median nerve sensory conduction velocity (SCV), and motor distal latency (MDL) were statistically significant between the groups.
A Study of Median Nerve Conduction Velocity in Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 in Neurologically Asymptomatic Patients.
The common palmar digital artery of SPA supplying the adjacent sides of the index and middle fingers passed through the neural loop formed by the proper digital nerve of median nerve supplying the radial side of the middle finger and joined with the unusually large first palmar metacarpal artery before dividing into proper digital arteries.

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