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Definition of median noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    median

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈmiːdiən//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmiːdiən//
     
    Types of road
     
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  1. 1 (mathematics) the middle value of a series of numbers arranged in order of size
  2. 2(geometry) a straight line passing from a point of a triangle to the centre of the opposite side.
  3. 3(also median strip) (both North American English) (British English central reservation) a narrow strip of land that separates the two sides of a major road such as a motorway or interstate See related entries: Types of road
  4. Word Origin late Middle English (denoting a median vein or nerve): from medieval Latin medianus, from medius ‘mid’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: median

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