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Meaning of MID

Pronunciation:  mid

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Mid\ (m[i^]d), a. [Compar. wanting; superl. {Midmost}.]
    [AS. midd; akin to OS. middi, D. mid (in comp.), OHG. mitti,
    Icel. mi[eth]r, Goth. midjis, L. medius, Gr. me`sos, Skr.
    madhya. [root]271. Cf. {Amid}, {Middle}, {Midst}, {Mean},
    {Mediate}, {Meridian}, {Mizzen}, {Moiety}.]
    1. Denoting the middle part; as, in mid ocean.
             No more the mounting larks, while Daphne sings,
             Shall list'ning in mid air suspend their wings.
    2. Occupying a middle position; middle; as, the mid finger;
       the mid hour of night.
    3. (Phon.) Made with a somewhat elevated position of some
       certain part of the tongue, in relation to the palate;
       midway between the high and the low; -- said of certain
       vowel sounds; as, [=a] ([=a]le), [e^] ([e^]ll), [=o]
       ([=o]ld). See Guide to Pronunciation, [sect][sect] 10, 11.
    Note: Mid is much used as a prefix, or combining form,
          denoting the middle or middle part of a thing; as,
          mid-air, mid-channel, mid-age, midday, midland, etc.
          Also, specifically, in geometry, to denote a circle
          inscribed in a triangle (a midcircle), or relation to
          such a circle; as, mid-center, midradius.
  2. \Mid\, n.
    Middle. [Obs.]
          About the mid of night come to my tent.  --Shak.
  3. \Mid\, prep.
    See {Amid}.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: This form of dementia is caused by a number of strokes in the brain. These strokes can cause specific symptoms, depending on their severity and location, and can cause general symptoms of dementia. MID cannot be treated; once the nerve cells die, they cannot be replaced. However, the underlying condition leading to strokes (e.g., high blood pressure, diabetes) can be treated, which may help prevent further damage.
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