Media meaning

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The middle, often muscular layer of the wall of a blood vessel.
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(1) Materials that hold data in any form or that allow data to pass through them, including paper, transparencies, multipart forms, hard, floppy and optical discs, magnetic tape, wire, cable and fiber. Media is the plural of "medium."
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The middle, often muscular layer of the wall of a blood vessel.
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An ancient country of southwest Asia in present-day northwest Iran. Settled by an Indo-European people, it became part of the Assyrian Empire and was conquered c. 550 bc by Cyrus the Great, who added it to the Persian Empire.
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The definition of media is the plural of medium, or ways to communicate information.
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Newspaper - The first newspaper in America was released in Boston in 1690.
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(anat.) The middle coat of the wall of a blood or lymph vessel.
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(historical, phonet.) A voiced stop.
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(place) Ancient kingdom in the part of SW Asia that is now NW Iran: cap. Ecbatana.
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Radio - Radio, first commercially broadcasted in the U.S. in 1920, provided content and data in a way that was before unheard of. Actors on the radio could tell stories or broadcast serials that listeners would tune in regularly to hear.
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Television - With the 1936 launch of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), the public could watch the news for themselves and could be entertained by the pictures and actors.
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Movies - Screen actors became spokespersons for products being bought in grocery stores and department stores.
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Wireless - During the 1990's and 2000s, media began to take on a whole new meaning with the advent of the Internet. The world is now nearly totally wireless. Information - videos, movies, music, pictures, people - can be accessed from anywhere, at anytime, with wireless phones, modems, or computers the size of note pads.

An example of media are materials used in the fine arts such as paint and clay.

An example of media is The New Yorker magazine.

An example of media are CDs and DVDs.

An example of media are newspapers, television, radio, printed matter, Internet information and advertising.

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(anatomy) The middle layer of the wall of a blood vessel or lymph vessel which is composed of connective and muscular tissue.
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Plural form of medium.
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(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.

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(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.

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(linguistics, dated) A voiced stop consonant.
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the media
  • all the means of communication, as newspapers, radio, and TV, that provide the public with news, entertainment, etc., usually along with advertising
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
media
Plural:
mediae, medias

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

the media

Origin of media

  • Late Latin from Latin feminine of Latin medius middle medium

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition