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median


me·di·an  (md-n)
adj.
1. Relating to, located in, or extending toward the middle.
2. Anatomy Of, relating to, or situated in or near the plane that divides a bilaterally symmetrical animal into right and left halves; mesial.
3. Statistics Relating to or constituting the middle value in a distribution.
n.
1.
a. A median point, plane, line, or part.
b. See median strip. See Regional Note at neutral ground.
2. Statistics The middle value in a distribution, above and below which lie an equal number of values.
3. Mathematics
a. A line that joins a vertex of a triangle to the midpoint of the opposite side.
b. The line that joins the midpoints of the nonparallel sides of a trapezoid.

[Latin medinus, from medius, middle; see medhyo- in Indo-European roots.]

medi·an·ly adv.

median [ˈmiːdɪən]
adj
1. of, relating to, situated in, or directed towards the middle
2. (Life Sciences & Allied Applications / Biology) Biology of or relating to the plane that divides an organism or organ into symmetrical parts
3. (Mathematics & Measurements / Statistics) Statistics of or relating to the median
n
1. a middle point, plane, or part
2. (Mathematics) Geometry
a.  a straight line joining one vertex of a triangle to the midpoint of the opposite side See also centroid
b.  a straight line joining the midpoints of the nonparallel sides of a trapezium
3. (Mathematics & Measurements / Statistics) Statistics the middle value in a frequency distribution, below and above which lie values with equal total frequencies
4. (Mathematics & Measurements / Statistics) Statistics the middle number or average of the two middle numbers in an ordered sequence of numbers 7 is the median of both 1, 7, 31 and 2, 5, 9, l6
5. (Engineering / Automotive Engineering) the Canadian word for central reserve
[from Latin mediānus, from medius middle]
medianly  adv

median  (md-n)
1. In a sequence of numbers arranged from smallest to largest:
a. The middle number, when such a sequence has an odd number of values. For example, in the sequence 3, 4, 14, 35, 280, the median is 14.
b. The average of the two middle numbers, when such a sequence has an even number of values. For example, in the sequence 4, 8, 10, 56, the median is 9 (the average of 8 and 10). Compare arithmetic meanaveragemode
2. A line joining a vertex of a triangle to the midpoint of the opposite side.


median  /midin/  n. 1 the halfway point in an ordered array of numbers: The income of people in this city ranges from zero to $250,000 per year; the median is $125,000. in statistics, the middle value of a set of numbers that has an equal number of members both greater than itself and less than itself: Ten is the median for the following set of numbers: 3, 6, 7, 10, 12, 14, 20; that is, there are three numbers greater than and less than 10. median

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