Medium vs Mathematical - What's the difference?

medium | mathematical |

As a noun medium

is medium.

As an adjective mathematical is

of, or relating to mathematics.



(wikipedia medium)


  • 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


  • (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

    * See also


    (en adverb)
  • to a medium extent
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    (en adjective)
  • Of, or relating to mathematics
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  • * 1897 , (Thomas Hardy), (The Well-Beloved)
  • Smaller and smaller she waned up the rigid mathematical road, still gazing at the soldier aloft, as Pierston gazed at her.
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  • Although Galileo had designed a pendulum clock, he never actually constructed one. The first pendulum clock was constructed by the Dutch physicist Christian Huygens (1629–1695) in 1657. He also developed the mathematical theory of the pendulum. Newton also studied the motion of a pendulum and experimented with pendulums made of different materials and of different lengths.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=July-August, author= Sarah Glaz
  • , title= Ode to Prime Numbers , volume=101, issue=4, magazine=(American Scientist) , passage=Some poems, echoing the purpose of early poetic treatises on scientific principles, attempt to elucidate the mathematical' concepts that underlie prime numbers. Others play with primes’ cultural associations. Still others derive their structure from ' mathematical patterns involving primes.}}
  • Possible but highly improbable