# Definition of 'median'

adjective

3. statistics

of or relating to the median

noun

4.

a middle point, plane, or part

5. geometry

a. See also centroid

b.

a straight line joining the midpoints of the nonparallel sides of a trapezium

6. statistics

7. statistics

7 is the median of both 1, 7, 31 and 2, 5, 9, l6

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## Derived forms

medianly (ˈmedianly) adverb

## Word origin of 'median'

C16: from Latin mediānus, from medius middle adjective

1.

middle; intermediate

2.

a.

designating a line extending from a vertex of a triangle to the middle of the opposite side

b.

designating a line joining the midpoints of the nonparallel sides of a trapezoid

3.

a.

designating the plane that divides a body or part into symmetrical parts

b.

situated in this plane

noun

5.

a median number, point, or line

6.

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## Derived forms

medianly (ˈmedianly) adverb

## Example sentences containing 'median'

Times, Sunday Times (2014) Times, Sunday Times (2014) Times, Sunday Times (2007) MANAGING FOR RESULTS (1986) Times, Sunday Times (2012)

This ratio shows what percentage of the local median county household income adult attendees and giving units are contributing to your church.

Christianity Today (2000) Times, Sunday Times (2011)The real median household income is just over $50,000.

Times, Sunday Times (2012) Times, Sunday Times (2014) Times, Sunday Times (2013) Times, Sunday Times (2012) Times, Sunday Times (2007) Times, Sunday Times (2015) Times, Sunday Times (2012) Times, Sunday Times (2009) The Sun (2012)In most organisations, almost half the staff will receive less than median pay, in some cases much less.

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## Translations for 'median'

British English: median ADJECTIVE

The

The

*median*is the number that is in the middle of a set of numbers when they are arranged in order. For example, in the numbers 1,2,3,4,5, the median is 3.## Source

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