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Definition of middle adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[only before noun]
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  •  in a position in the middle of an object, group of objects, people, etc. between the beginning and the end of something Pens are kept in the middle drawer. She's the middle child of three. He was very successful in his middle forties. Thomas A. Edison's middle initial stood for “Alva.” the middle-income groups in society
  • Idioms
    (steer, take, etc.) a middle course, (find, etc.) a/the middle way
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    (to take/find) an acceptable course of action that avoids two extreme positions
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: middle