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Meaning of MEDIAN

Pronunciation:  'meedeeun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the value below which 50% of the cases fall
  2. [adj]  relating to or situated in or extending toward the middle
  3. [adj]  dividing an animal into right and left halves

MEDIAN is a 6 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: central, medial, median value, mesial
 See Also: average, norm



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Me"di*an\, a. [L. medianus, fr. medius middle. See
    1. Being in the middle; running through the middle; as, a
       median groove.
    2. (Zo["o]l.) Situated in the middle; lying in a plane
       dividing a bilateral animal into right and left halves; --
       said of unpaired organs and parts; as, median coverts.
    {Median line}.
       (a) (Anat.) Any line in the mesial plane; specif., either
           of the lines in which the mesial plane meets the
           surface of the body.
       (b) (Geom.) The line drawn from an angle of a triangle to
           the middle of the opposite side; any line having the
           nature of a diameter.
    {Median plane} (Anat.), the mesial plane.
    {Median point} (Geom.), the point where the three median
       lines of a triangle mutually intersect.
  2. \Me"di*an\, n. (Geom.)
    A median line or point.
Medical Dictionary
 Definition: A statistics term. The middle value in a set of measurements.
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