# median

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## median

relating to the middle: a median strip in a highway; a midpoint, line, or plane: The median cost of a home is higher than ever.

**Not to be confused with:**

medium – about halfway between extremes: The shirt was a size medium.; an agency by which something is conveyed: the medium of television

## 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.

**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.

**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.

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Noun | 1. | median - the value below which 50% of the cases fallstatistics - a branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parameters |

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"statistics - a branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parameters normal - 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 halvesmesial - being in or directed toward the midline or mesial plane of the body | |

3. | median - relating to or situated in or extending toward the middlecentral - in or near a center or constituting a center; the inner area; "a central position" |

## median

## median

*adjective*

**2.**Not extreme:

*noun*

Translations

**medián**

**Median**

**mediaani**

**medijan**

**mediaan**

**middenberm**

## median

[ˈmiːdɪən]*n*

*(MATHEMATICS)*→ médiane

*f*median strip

*n*

*(US)*

*(on motorway)*→ terre-plein

*m*centralmedia studies

*npl*→ études

*fpl*de communication

## median

[ˈmiːdɪən]*n*(

*Math, Statistics*) → mediana (

*Am*) (

*also*

**median strip**) → banchina

*f*spartitraffico

*inv*

## 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;

**___ plane**→ plano medio.

## median

*adj*(

*nerve*) mediano; (

*stat*) relativo a la mediana;

**the — age**la mediana de edad;

*n*(

*stat*) mediana

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