• A means by which something is communicated or expressed: here the Welsh language is the medium of instruction.
• The substance in which an organism lives or is cultured.
• A liquid (e.g. oil or water) with which pigments are mixed, with a binder, to make paint.
• The middle quality or state between two extremes; a reasonable balance:the song soon discovers a happy medium between thrash and catchy pop.
• An agency or means of doing something:using the latest technology as a medium for job creationtheir primitive valuables acted as a medium of exchange.
• The intervening substance through which sensory impressions are conveyed or physical forces are transmitted: radio communication needs no physical medium between the two stations.
• A particular form of storage material for computer files, such as magnetic tape or discs.
• The material or form used by an artist, composer, or writer:oil paint is the most popular medium for glazing.
• (Plural mediums) A person claiming to be in contact with the spirits of the dead and to communicate between the dead and the living.