Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun medium

11 senses of medium

Sense 1
medium -- (a means or instrumentality for storing or communicating information)
       => instrumentality, instrumentation -- (an artifact (or system of artifacts) that is instrumental in accomplishing some end)

Sense 2
medium -- (the surrounding environment; "fish require an aqueous medium")
       => environment, environs, surroundings, surround -- (the area in which something exists or lives; "the country--the flat agricultural surround")

Sense 3
medium -- (an intervening substance through which signals can travel as a means for communication)
       => communication, communicating -- (the activity of communicating; the activity of conveying information; "they could not act without official communication from Moscow")

Sense 4
culture medium, medium -- ((bacteriology) a nutrient substance (solid or liquid) that is used to cultivate micro-organisms)
       => food, nutrient -- (any substance that can be metabolized by an animal to give energy and build tissue)

Sense 5
medium -- (a liquid with which pigment is mixed by a painter)
       => liquid -- (a substance that is liquid at room temperature and pressure)

Sense 6
medium -- ((biology) a substance in which specimens are preserved or displayed)
       => substance -- (the real physical matter of which a person or thing consists; "DNA is the substance of our genes")

Sense 7
medium -- (an intervening substance through which something is achieved; "the dissolving medium is called a solvent")
       => substance -- (the real physical matter of which a person or thing consists; "DNA is the substance of our genes")

Sense 8
medium -- (a state that is intermediate between extremes; a middle position; "a happy medium")
       => state -- (the way something is with respect to its main attributes; "the current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in a weak financial state")

Sense 9
medium, spiritualist, sensitive -- (someone who serves as an intermediary between the living and the dead; "he consulted several mediums")
       => psychic -- (a person apparently sensitive to things beyond the natural range of perception)

Sense 10
medium, mass medium -- ((usually plural) transmissions that are disseminated widely to the public)
       => transmission -- (communication by means of transmitted signals)

Sense 11
metier, medium -- (an occupation for which you are especially well suited; "in law he found his true metier")
       => occupation, business, job, line of work, line -- (the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money; "he's not in my line of business")

Antonyms of adj medium

2 senses of medium

Sense 1
average, intermediate, medium -- (around the middle of a scale of evaluation; "an orange of average size"; "intermediate capacity"; "medium bombers")

INDIRECT (VIA moderate) -> immoderate -- (beyond reasonable limits; "immoderate laughter"; "immoderate spending")

Sense 2
medium -- ((meat) cooked until there is just a little pink meat inside)

INDIRECT (VIA cooked) -> raw -- (not treated with heat to prepare it for eating)

Similarity of adj medium

2 senses of medium

Sense 1
average, intermediate, medium -- (around the middle of a scale of evaluation; "an orange of average size"; "intermediate capacity"; "medium bombers")
       => moderate (vs. immoderate) -- (being within reasonable or average limits; not excessive or extreme; "moderate prices"; "a moderate income"; "a moderate fine"; "moderate demands"; "a moderate estimate"; "a moderate eater"; "moderate success"; "a kitchen of moderate size"; "the X-ray showed moderate enlargement of the heart")

Sense 2
medium -- ((meat) cooked until there is just a little pink meat inside)
       => cooked (vs. raw) -- (having been prepared for eating by the application of heat)

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