word-forming element from comb. form of Latin medius “middle” (see medial (adj.)).
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’
[mee-dee-oh-kris] /ˌmi diˈoʊ krɪs/ adjective, Meteorology. 1. (of a cumulus cloud) of medium height and often lacking a distinctive summit.
[mee-dee-oh-ker] /ˌmi diˈoʊ kər/ adjective 1. of only ordinary or moderate quality; neither good nor bad; barely adequate: The car gets only mediocre mileage, but it’s fun to drive. Synonyms: undistinguished, commonplace, pedestrian, everyday; run-of-the-mill. Antonyms: extraordinary, superior, uncommon, incomparable. 2. not satisfactory; poor; inferior: Mediocre construction makes that building dangerous. Synonyms: meager, low-quality, second-rate; […]