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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 me·dia /ˈmidiə/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 me·dia /ˈmɪdɪə/ 名詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology

 媒體 介質

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 me·di·a n. sing. & pl.,
 1. The latinic plural form of medium, sometimes used as a singular noun with the same meaning as medium; as, Computers place your installation media into the device which will read it; Microbiology the tuberculosis bacterium will only grow in a special media.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Me·di·a, n.; pl. Mediae
 1. Phonetics One of the sonant mutes β, δ, γ (b, d, g), in Greek, or of their equivalents in other languages, so named as intermediate between the tenues, π, τ, κ (p, t, k), and the aspiratae  (aspirates) φ, θ, χ (ph or f, th, ch). Also called middle mute, or medial, and sometimes soft mute.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Me·di·um n.; pl. L. Media E. Mediums
 1. That which lies in the middle, or between other things; intervening body or quantity. Hence, specifically: (a) Middle place or degree; mean.
    The just medium . . . lies between pride and abjection.   --L'Estrange.
 (b) Math. See Mean. (c) Logic The mean or middle term of a syllogism; that by which the extremes are brought into connection.
 2. A substance through which an effect is transmitted from one thing to another; as, air is the common medium of sound. Hence: The condition upon which any event or action occurs; necessary means of motion or action; that through or by which anything is accomplished, conveyed, or carried on; specifically, in animal magnetism, spiritualism, etc., a person through whom the action of another being is said to be manifested and transmitted.
    Whether any other liquors, being made mediums, cause a diversity of sound from water, it may be tried.   --Bacon.
 I must bring together
 All these extremes; and must remove all mediums.   --Denham.
 3. An average. [R.]
    A medium of six years of war, and six years of peace.   --Burke.
 4. A trade name for printing and writing paper of certain sizes. See Paper.
 5. Paint. The liquid vehicle with which dry colors are ground and prepared for application.
 Circulating medium, a current medium of exchange, whether coin, bank notes, or government notes.
 Ethereal medium Physics, the ether.
 Medium of exchange, that which is used for effecting an exchange of commodities -- money or current representatives of money.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: around the middle of a scale of evaluation of physical
             measures; "an orange of average size"; "intermediate
             capacity"; "a plane with intermediate range"; "medium
             bombers" [syn: average, intermediate]
      2: (of meat) cooked until there is just a little pink meat
      n 1: a means or instrumentality for storing or communicating
      2: the surrounding environment; "fish require an aqueous
      3: an intervening substance through which signals can travel as
         a means for communication
      4: (bacteriology) a nutrient substance (solid or liquid) that
         is used to cultivate micro-organisms [syn: culture medium]
      5: an intervening substance through which something is
         achieved; "the dissolving medium is called a solvent"
      6: a liquid with which pigment is mixed by a painter
      7: (biology) a substance in which specimens are preserved or
      8: a state that is intermediate between extremes; a middle
         position; "a happy medium"
      9: someone who serves as an intermediary between the living and
         the dead; "he consulted several mediums" [syn: spiritualist]
      10: transmissions that are disseminated widely to the public
          [syn: mass medium]
      11: an occupation for which you are especially well suited; "in
          law he found his true metier" [syn: metier]
      [also: media (pl)]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      See medium
      [also: mediae (pl)]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    Heb. Madai, which is rendered in the Authorized Version (1)
    "Madai," Gen. 10:2; (2) "Medes," 2 Kings 17:6; 18:11; (3)
    "Media," Esther 1:3; 10:2; Isa. 21:2; Dan. 8:20; (4) "Mede,"
    only in Dan. 11:1.
      We first hear of this people in the Assyrian cuneiform
    records, under the name of Amada, about B.C. 840. They appear to
    have been a branch of the Aryans, who came from the east bank of
    the Indus, and were probably the predominant race for a while in
    the Mesopotamian valley. They consisted for three or four
    centuries of a number of tribes, each ruled by its own chief,
    who at length were brought under the Assyrian yoke (2 Kings
    17:6). From this subjection they achieved deliverance, and
    formed themselves into an empire under Cyaxares (B.C. 633). This
    monarch entered into an alliance with the king of Babylon, and
    invaded Assyria, capturing and destroying the city of Nineveh
    (B.C. 625), thus putting an end to the Assyrian monarchy (Nah.
    1:8; 2:5,6; 3:13, 14).
      Media now rose to a place of great power, vastly extending its
    boundaries. But it did not long exist as an independent kingdom.
    It rose with Cyaxares, its first king, and it passed away with
    him; for during the reign of his son and successor Astyages, the
    Persians waged war against the Medes and conquered them, the two
    nations being united under one monarch, Cyrus the Persian (B.C.
      The "cities of the Medes" are first mentioned in connection
    with the deportation of the Israelites on the destruction of
    Samaria (2 Kings 17:6; 18:11). Soon afterwards Isaiah (13:17;
    21:2) speaks of the part taken by the Medes in the destruction
    of Babylon (comp. Jer. 51:11, 28). Daniel gives an account of
    the reign of Darius the Mede, who was made viceroy by Cyrus
    (Dan. 6:1-28). The decree of Cyrus, Ezra informs us (6:2-5), was
    found in "the palace that is in the province of the Medes,"
    Achmetha or Ecbatana of the Greeks, which is the only Median
    city mentioned in Scripture.

From: Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)

 Media, measure; habit; covering