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Me·di·a

 (mē′dē-ə)
An ancient country of southwest Asia in present-day northwest Iran. Settled by an Indo-European people, it became part of the Assyrian Empire and was conquered c. 550 bc by Cyrus the Great, who added it to the Persian Empire.

Me′di·an adj. & n.

me·di·a 1

 (mē′dē-ə)
n.
A plural of medium. See Usage Note at medium.

me·di·a 2

 (mē′dē-ə)
n.
1. Linguistics See medial.
2. The middle, often muscular layer of the wall of a blood vessel.

[Late Latin, from Latin, feminine of Latin medius, middle; see medium.]

media

(ˈmiːdɪə)
n
1. a plural of medium
2. (Communications & Information) the means of communication that reach large numbers of people, such as television, newspapers, and radio
adj
(Communications & Information) of or relating to the mass media: media hype.
Usage: When media refers to the mass media, it is sometimes treated as a singular form, as in: the media has shown great interest in these events. Many people think this use is incorrect and that media should always be treated as a plural form: the media have shown great interest in these events

media

(ˈmɛdɪə)
n, pl -diae (-dɪˌiː)
1. (Anatomy) the middle layer of the wall of a blood or lymph vessel
2. (Zoology) one of the main veins in the wing of an insect
3. (Phonetics & Phonology) phonetics
a. a consonant whose articulation lies midway between that of a voiced and breathed speech sound
b. a consonant pronounced with weak voice, as c in French second
[C19: from Latin medius middle]

Media

(ˈmiːdɪə)
n
1. (Historical Terms) an ancient country of SW Asia, south of the Caspian Sea: inhabited by the Medes; overthrew the Assyrian Empire in 612 bc in alliance with Babylonia; conquered by Cyrus the Great in 550 bc; corresponds to present-day NW Iran
2. (Placename) an ancient country of SW Asia, south of the Caspian Sea: inhabited by the Medes; overthrew the Assyrian Empire in 612 bc in alliance with Babylonia; conquered by Cyrus the Great in 550 bc; corresponds to present-day NW Iran

me•di•a1

(ˈmi di ə)

n.
1. a pl. of medium.
2. (usu. with a pl. v.) the means of communication, as radio, television, newspapers, and magazines, with wide reach and influence.
adj.
3. pertaining to or concerned with the media: media research.
usage: media, like data, is the plural form of a word borrowed directly from Latin. The singular, medium, early developed the meaning “an intervening agency, means, etc.,” and was first applied to newspapers two centuries ago. In the 1920s media began to appear as a singular collective noun: The media is reporting on the debates. This singular, though often criticized, is now common.

me•di•a2

(ˈmi di ə)

n., pl. -di•ae (-diˌi)
1. the middle layer of an artery or lymphatic vessel.
2. a voiced stop, esp. in ancient Greek.
3. Entomol. a longitudinal vein in the middle portion of the wing of an insect.
[1835–45; < Latin, n. use of feminine singular of Latin medius central, mid1]

Me•di•a

(ˈmi di ə)

n.
an ancient country in W Asia, S of the Caspian Sea, corresponding generally to NW Iran. Cap.: Ecbatana.

Media


1. the practice among European newspapers of allowing space, usually at the bottom of a page or pages, for fiction, criticism, columnists, etc.
2. the practice of writing critical or familiar essays for the feuilleton pages. — feuilletonist, n.
language typical of journalists and newspapers or magazines, characterized by use of neologism and unusual syntax. Also called newspaperese.
1. the occupation of reporting, writing, editing, photographing, or broadcasting news.
2. the occupation of running a news organization as a business.
3. the press, printed publications, and their employees.
4. an academie program preparing students in reporting, writing, and editing for periodicals and newspapers. — journalist, n. — journalistic, adj.
1. a type of cathode-ray tube used in the reception of television images.
2. a recording of a television program on motion-picture film.
an apparatus for projecting sound and pictures by a combination of a phonograph and a kinetoscope.
an early apparatus for producing a moving picture. See also instruments. Cf. kinetophone.
journalese.
a person who publishes or writes for a periodical.
a form of journalism in which photographs play a more important part than written copy. — photojournalist, n.
1. the action, practice, or art of propagating doctrines, as in the Society for the Propagation of Christian Knowledge.
2. the deliberate spreading of information or ideas to promote or injure a cause, nation, etc. — propagandist, n. — propagandistic, adj.
1. the act or process of reporting news.
2. an account of a current or historical event, not appearing in conventional news media, written in a journalistic style.
the act of shocking or intent to shock, especially through the media; the practice of using startling but superficial efïects, in art, literature, etc., to gain attention. See also literary style; philosophy. — sensationalist, n.

media

Media is a noun, and it is also a plural form of another noun, medium.

1. 'the media'

You can refer to television, radio, and newspapers as the media.

She refused to talk to the media.

It is usually regarded as correct to use a plural form of a verb with the media, but people often use a singular form.

The media are very powerful in influencing opinions.
The media was full of stories about the singer and her husband.

You can use a singular or plural form in conversation and in less formal writing, but you should use a plural form in formal writing.

2. 'medium'

A medium is a way of expressing your ideas or communicating with people. The plural of medium is either mediums or media.

She is an artist who uses various mediums including photography and sculpture.
They advertise through a range of different media – radio, billboards, and the internet.
Translations
média
medie
رسانه
joukkoviestimettiedotusvälineetviestimet
mediji
média
マスメディア
미디어
medijiobčila
massmedia
สื่อมวลชน
phương tiện truyền thông
媒体媒體

media

[ˈmiːdɪə]
A. NPL of medium the medialos medios de comunicación (de masas)
B. CPD media analysis Nanálisis m inv de los medios
media coverage Ncobertura f informativa
media event Nacontecimiento m periodístico
media man N (= journalist) → periodista m; (in advertising) → agente m de publicidad
media person N (= journalist) → periodista mf; (in advertising) → agente mf de publicidad; (= personality) → personaje mf de los medios de comunicación
media studies NPL (Univ) → ciencias fpl de la información (frm), periodismo msing

media

[ˈmiːdiə]
nplmedias mpl
the media → les médias
modif [coverage, attention, interest] → des médias
media research → étude f des médias
media star → vedette f des médias news media, media circus, media group, media studiesmedia circus ncirque m médiatique

media

n pl of mediumMedien pl; he works in the mediaer ist im Mediensektor tätig or beschäftigt; media coverageBerichterstattung fin den Medien; to get too much media coveragezu viel Publicity bekommen; media bashing (inf)Medienschelte f

media

:
media environment
n (fig)Medienlandschaft f
media event

media

:
mediaperson
n pl <mediapeople> (well-known) → Medienstar m
media player
n (Comput: program) → Medienwiedergabe f
media resonance
nMedienresonanz f
media studies
plMedienwissenschaft f

media

[ˈmiːdɪə] npl
a. (Press, Radio, TV) the mediai mass media
all the media were there → stampa, radio e televisione erano tutte sul posto
b. (frm) pl of medium b

media

وَسَائِلُ الْإِعْلَامِ média medie Medien μέσα επικοινωνίας medios joukkoviestimet média mediji media マスメディア 미디어 media media media meios de comunicação, mídia средства массовой информации massmedia สื่อมวลชน medya phương tiện truyền thông 媒体
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And, therefore, their all hitting upon this is a striking fact in pneumatology, which we recommend to the attention of spiritual media generally.
So entertaind those odorous sweets the Fiend Who came thir bane, though with them better pleas'd Then ASMODEUS with the fishie fume, That drove him, though enamourd, from the Spouse Of TOBITS Son, and with a vengeance sent From MEDIA post to AEGYPT, there fast bound.
Advocating therefore a VIA MEDIA, I would lay down no fixed or absolute line of demarcation; but at the period when the frame is just beginning to set, and when the Medical Board has reported that recovery is improbable, I would suggest that the Irregular offspring be painlessly and mercifully consumed.
were with us (as similar creatures have been with others) the symbols, or media, through which we offered worship to the Creator too august to be more directly approached.
It was quite peculiar to the crowded townsmen of that time, and different altogether from the normal experience of any preceding age, that they never saw anything killed, never encountered, save through the mitigating media of book or picture, the fact of lethal violence that underlies all life.
Then he would pass again across some media which would reveal no spoor, to take up the broken thread of the trail beyond.
In mail their horses clad, yet fleet and strong, Prauncing their riders bore, the flower and choice Of many provinces from bound to bound-- From Arachosia, from Candaor east, And Margiana, to the Hyrcanian cliffs Of Caucasus, and dark Iberian dales; From Atropatia, and the neighbouring plains Of Adiabene, Media, and the south Of Susiana, to Balsara's haven.
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