# Medium vs Mathematical - What's the difference?

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## As an adjective mathematical is

of, or relating to mathematics.

# medium

## English

(wikipedia medium)

### Noun

(en-noun)
• The nature of the surrounding environment, e.g. solid, liquid, gas, vacuum, or a specific substance such as a solvent.
• The material or empty space through which signals, waves or forces pass.
• * Francis Bacon
• Whether any other liquors, being made mediums , cause a diversity of sound from water, it may be tried.
• * Denham
• I must bring together / All these extremes; and must remove all mediums .
• (senseid) A format for communicating or presenting information.
• The materials used to finish a workpiece using a mass finishing or abrasive blasting process.
• A nutrient solution for the growth of cells ''in vitro .
• * 1996 , Samuel Baron (editor), Medical Microbiology :
• In some instances one can take advantage of differential carbohydrate fermentation capabilities of microorganisms by incorporating one or more carbohydrates in the medium' along with a suitable pH indicator. Such '''media''' are called differential ' media (e.g., eosin methylene blue or MacConkey agar) and are commonly used to isolate enteric bacilli.
• The means or channel by which an aim is achieved.
• A liquid base which carries pigment in paint.
• A tool used for painting or drawing.
• Acrylics, oils, charcoal and gouache are all mediums I used in my painting.
• Someone who supposedly conveys information from the spirit world.
• Anything having a measurement intermediate between extremes, such as a garment or container.
• A person whom garments or apparel of intermediate size fit.
• A half-pint serving of Guinness (or other stout in some regions).
• A middle place or degree.
• a happy medium
• * L'Estrange
• The just medium lies between pride and abjection.
• (dated) An average; sometimes the mathematical mean.
• * Burke
• a medium of six years of war, and six years of peace
• (logic) The mean or middle term of a syllogism, that by which the extremes are brought into connection.
• #### Derived terms

* (sense) differential medium

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• (obsolete) Arithmetically average.
• Of intermediate size, degree, amount etc.
• Of meat, cooked to a point greater than rare but less than well done; typically, so the meat is still red in the centre.
• #### Synonyms

• to a medium extent

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