# median

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

## me·di·an

(mē′dē-ən)
adj.
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.]

me′di·an·ly adv.

## median

(ˈmiːdɪən)
adj
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]
ˈmedianly adv

## me•di•an

(ˈmi di ən)

adj.
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•ly, adv.

## Me•di•an

(ˈmi di ən)

adj.
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

adjective
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
mediaani
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mediaanmiddenberm

## median

[ˈmiːdɪən]
A. ADJmediano
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

adjmittlere(r, s)
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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A conspicuous effect of MSG-induced hypothalamic damage is an overall enhanced response of median eminence (ME) neuron terminals [10-12].
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Within a few days, the researchers discovered high levels of BrdU in an area of the hypothalamus called the median eminence, which lies on the base of the brain's fluid-filled third ventricle.
The median eminence is part of the brain's metabolism hub known as the hypothalamus.
In birds, two forms of chicken GnRH (cGnRH), cGnRH-I and II, have been isolated but only cGnRH-I appears to be released from the median eminence to stimulate gonadotrophin secretion (Knight et al.

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