Medial



[mee-dee-uh l] /ˈmi di əl/

adjective
1.
situated in or pertaining to the middle; median; intermediate.
2.
pertaining to a mean or average; average.
3.
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4.
Phonetics. within a word or syllable; neither initial nor final, as the t, a, and n in stand.
5.
Entomology. pertaining to, involving, or situated near the .
noun
6.
Phonetics.

/ˈmiːdɪəl/
adjective
1.
of or situated in the middle
2.
ordinary or average in size
3.
(maths) relating to an average
4.
another word for median (sense 1), median (sense 2), median (sense 3)
5.
(zoology) of or relating to a media
noun
6.
(phonetics) a speech sound between being fortis and lenis; media
adj.

1560s, “pertaining to a mathematical mean,” from Late Latin medialis “of the middle,” from Latin medius “in the middle,” from PIE *medhyo- “middle” (cf. Sanskrit madhyah, Avestan madiya- “middle,” Greek mesos, Gothic midjis, Old English midd “middle,” Old Church Slavonic medzu “between,” Armenian mej “middle”); perhaps related to PIE root *me- “between.” Meaning “occupying a middle position” is attested from 1721.
n.

“a medial letter,” 1776, from medial (adj.).

medial me·di·al (mē’dē-əl)
adj.

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