see also: Media
  • (British) enPR mē'diə, IPA: /ˈmiːdɪə/, /ˈmɛdɪə/
  • (America) enPR: mē'dēə, IPA: /ˈmiːdi.ə/

media (plural mediae)

  1. (anatomy) The middle layer of the wall of a blood vessel or lymph vessel which is composed of connective and muscular tissue.
  2. (linguistics, dated) A voiced stop consonant.
    Antonyms: tenuis
  3. (entomology) One of the major veins of the insect wing, between the radius and the cubitus
  4. (zoology) An ant specialized as a forager in a leaf-cutter ant colony.
  • (vein of insect wing) M
  • (British) enPR: mē'diə, IPA: /ˈmiːdɪə/
  • (America) enPR: mē'dēə, IPA: /ˈmiːdi.ə/
  1. plural form of medium


  1. (often, used as uncountable, though such use is proscribed) Means and institutions for publishing and broadcasting information.
    As a result of the rise of, first, television news and entertainment media and, second, web-based media, traditional print-based media has declined in popularity.
  2. (usually, with a definite article; often used as uncountable, though such use is proscribed) The journalists and other professionals who comprise the mass communication industry.
    Some celebrities dislike press conferences, where the media bombards them with questions.
Translations Translations
  • French: médias
  • German: Medien
  • Portuguese: mídia (Brazil), média, media
  • Russian: сре́дства ма́ссовой информа́ции
  • Spanish: medios de comunicación

  • IPA: /ˈmiːdɪə/
Proper noun
  1. (historical) A region in northwestern Iran, originally inhabited by the Medes
  2. (historical) territories corresponding to the empire ruled by dynasts from Media
  3. A borough/county seat in Delaware County, Pennsylvania.
Related terms Translations Translations
  • German: Medien
  • Russian: Ми́дия

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