# 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
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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)
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]
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## 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"
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## median

adjective The median mark is 7.
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## 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
mediaani
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## median

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

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

n (Math) → Zentralwert m
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## median

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

adj (nerve) mediano; (stat) relativo a la mediana; the — age la mediana de edad; n (stat) mediana
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They will also sometimes happen by accident, as at Tarentum, a little after the Median war, where so many of the nobles were killed in a battle by the lapygi, that from a free state the government was turned into a democracy; and at Argos, where so many of the citizens were killed by Cleomenes the Spartan, that they were obliged to admit several husbandmen to the freedom of the state: and at Athens, through the unfortunate event of the infantry battles, the number of the nobles was reduced by the soldiers being chosen from the list of citizens in the Lacedaemonian wars.
In brief - distinct grounds, and vivid circular or cycloid figures, of no meaning, are here Median laws.
Coming in second was the Related Company's Fifteen Hudson Yards where 98 units near the Hudson River were sold at a median price of \$3,738,106.
Hartford, Conn., Chicago, Virginia Beach, Va., and Baltimore are the only metros in the study where median housing prices have fallen since 2009.
In the 14621ZIP code of Northeast Rochester, 25 flipped homes were bought for a median price of \$20,000 and sold for \$49,500 in an average of 174 days, creating a gross ROI of 148 percent.
The report showed that the highest median salaries were in the electricity and gas supply, and financial services sectors.
Principal and interest payment: \$950 (equivalent to 18.2 percent of median monthly income)
Earnings for women were 79.7 percent of the \$859 median usual weekly earnings of their Oklahoma male counterparts in 2017.
Canyon County median home prices, however, hit another record high at \$229,949, a 24.3 percent increase from the prior July.
Every quarter, NerdWallet calculates home affordability for 172 metropolitan areas by comparing the median annual household income and the monthly principal-and-interest payment for a median-priced single-family home.
By education level, median wage growth was highest among those with no formal schooling, who recorded a 16.8 per cent increase to their median wage that climbed to RM1,410 from RM1,192 last year.

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