- (British) IPA: /miːdɪˈɒkɹɪti/
- (now rare) The quality of being intermediate between two extremes; a mean.
- (obsolete) A middle course of action; moderation, balance.
- 1624, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy: […], 2nd edition, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 54573970 ↗:, New York Review Books 2001, p.273:
- In adversity I wish for prosperity, and in prosperity I am afraid of adversity. What mediocrity may be found?
- (uncountable) The condition of being mediocre; having only an average degree of quality, skills etc.; no better than standard.
- An individual with mediocre abilities or achievements.
- French: médiocrité
- German: Mittelmäßigkeit, Mittelmaß
- Italian: mediocrità
- Portuguese: mediocridade
- Russian: посре́дственность
- Spanish: mediocridad, medianía