Joseph, 1823–99, U.S. journalist.
[muh-dee-nuh] /məˈdi nə/ noun 1. the old Arab quarter of a North African city. [muh-dee-nuh for 1; muh-dahy-nuh for 2] /məˈdi nə for 1; məˈdaɪ nə for 2/ noun 1. a city in W Saudi Arabia, where Muhammad was first accepted as the supreme Prophet from Allah and where his tomb is located. 2. a […]
word-forming element from comb. form of Latin medius “middle” (see medial (adj.)). medio- pref. Middle: mediocarpal.
mediocarpal me·di·o·car·pal (mē’dē-ō-kär’pəl) adj.
[mee-dee-ok-ruh-see] /ˌmi diˈɒk rə si/ noun, plural mediocracies. 1. government or rule by a mediocre person or group. noun a system where mediocracy is approved; a government by mediocre rulers Word Origin mediocre + -ocracy ‘government’