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Webster 1913 Edition


Medial

Me′di-al

(mē′dĭ-al)
,
Adj.
[L.
medialis
, fr.
medius
middle: cf. F.
médial
. See
Middle
.]
Of or pertaining to a mean or average; mean;
as,
medial
alligation
.

Me′di-al

,
Noun.
(Phonetics)
See 2d
Media
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Medial

ME'DIAL

,
Adj.
[L. medius, middle.] Mean; noting a mean or average.
Medial alligation, is a method of finding the mean rate or value of a mixture consisting of two or more ingredients of different quantities and values. In this case,the quantity and value of each ingredient are given.

Definition 2022


medial

medial

See also: médial

English

Adjective

medial (comparative more medial, superlative most medial)

  1. Of or pertaining to a mean or average.
    medial allegation
  2. In or near the middle; not at either end.
    • 1893, Walter Besant, The Ivory Gate, Prologue:
      Thus, when he drew up instructions in lawyer language, he expressed the important words by an initial, a medial, or a final consonant, and made scratches for all the words between; his clerks, however, understood him very well.
  3. (anatomy) Pertaining to the inside; closer to the midline.
    The medial side of the knee faces the other knee, while the outer side of the knee is lateral.
    1. (entomology) Of or pertaining to the media and/or the areas of the wing next to it.
  4. (linguistics) Closer to the addressee.
  5. (linguistics, of a consonant) Central: produced when air flows across the center of the mouth over the tongue.

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Noun

medial (plural medials)

  1. One or more letters that occur in the middle of a word.
  2. Any of various things that occur in the middle.

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Spanish

Etymology

Borrowing from Latin mediālis.

Adjective

medial m, f (plural mediales)

  1. medial