medial definition

  • adjective:
    • associated with, located in, or extending toward the middle; median.
    • Linguistics becoming a sound, syllable, or letter occurring between your initial and final positions in a word or morpheme.
    • Mathematics Being or regarding an average or a mean.
    • typical; ordinary.
    • Of or regarding a mean or average.
    • with respect to the within; nearer to the midline.
    • Of or regarding a mean or normal; mean.
    • dividing an animal into right and left halves
    • associated with or positioned in or expanding toward the middle
  • noun:
    • Linguistics A voiced stop, such (b), (d), or (g). Also referred to as media2.
    • Linguistics A sound, page, or as a type of a letter which neither preliminary nor final.
    • more than one letters that take place in the middle of a word.
    • Any of various items that take place in the center.
    • See 2d news.
    • In Gr. grammar, among the mutes β, γ, δ, as if intermediate in noise between the surd mutes π, κ, τ therefore the aspirates φ, χ, θ. The term medial (Latin news) translates the technical Greek μέσον, sc. α%27φωνον, center mute.
    • In entomology, same as median vein (which see, under median).
    • In geometry, same as median, 1.
  • others:
    • related to the middle; situated or existing between two extremities or extremes; intermediate in circumstance, rank, or degree: since, the medial letters of a word; a medial mark on an insect's wing.
    • Mean: regarding a mean or average.
    • In modern spiritualism, related to a medium or even to mediumship; mediumistic: as, medial traits; medial phenomena.
    • In zoology and physiology, identical to median and mesal.
    • In botany, same as median.
    • In modern-day songs, a cadence, last or not, where next to the last chord is inverted; an inverted cadence.

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