- An example of something medial is the center point of a tug-of-war rope.
- An example of something medial is the center of a propellor.
- An example of something medial is the number of minutes taken to accomplish a task when half of the group takes less time and half of the group takes more time.
The definition of medial is in the middle, near the axis, or average.
- of or in the middle; neither beginning nor ending; median
- nearer the median plane or axis of a body or part
- of an average or mean
Origin of medialLate Latin medialis from Classical Latin medius, middle: see mid
- Phonet. central (sense )
- Linguis. in some alphabets, the form of a letter that is used as neither an initial nor final letter
- Relating to, situated in, or extending toward the middle; median.
- Linguistics Being a sound, syllable, or letter occurring between the initial and final positions in a word or morpheme.
- Mathematics Being or relating to an average or a mean.
- Average; ordinary.
- A voiced stop, such as (b), (d), or (g). Also called media 2.
- A sound, letter, or form of a letter that is neither initial nor final.
Origin of medialLate Latin mediālis from Latin medius middle ; see medhyo- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more medial, superlative most medial)
- One or more letters that occur in the middle of a word.
- Any of various things that occur in the middle.
From Latin mediÄlis.