Arabic vs Media - What's the difference?

arabic | media |


As an adjective arabic

is related to the.

As a proper noun arabic

is a major semitic language originating from the arabian peninsula, and now spoken natively (in various spoken dialects, all sharing a single highly conservative standardized literary form) throughout large sections of the middle east and north africa.

As a verb media is

.

arabic

English

(wikipedia Arabic)

Alternative forms

* Arabick (obsolete)

Adjective

(-)
  • Related to the .
  • *
  • One day my UN students asked me, "Which is the Arabic' country where the best Arabic is spoken?" I quickly replied, "Bosnia." They exclaimed, "But Bosnia is not an ' Arab country!"
  • Of, from, or pertaining to Arab countries or cultural behaviour (see also Arab as an adjective).
  • *
  • White chalk on the fascia board above the Arabic-food stall reads "Lebanon''" and "''Lebs rule ".

    Usage notes

    * The adjective (term) is commonly used in reference to language, and in traditional phrases such as (Arabic numeral) or (gum arabic). Its use is controversial and often deprecated in reference to people or countries, where the adjective (Arab) is preferred.

    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • A major Semitic language originating from the Arabian peninsula, and now spoken natively (in various spoken dialects, all sharing a single highly conservative standardized literary form) throughout large sections of the Middle East and North Africa.
  • The Aramaic-derived alphabet used to write the Arabic, Persian, Pashto, Urdu, and Uyghur languages, among others.
  • Derived terms

    * Arabic numeral * Arabic script * Arabic scale * Hispano-Arabic * Mozarabic

    See also

    (wikibooks Arabic) * (ar) * Language list * * (Arabic language) * * Arab * Arabian

    media

    English

    Etymology 1

    Noun

    (mediae)
  • (anatomy) The middle layer of the wall of a blood vessel or lymph vessel which is composed of connective and muscular tissue.
  • (linguistics, dated) A voiced stop consonant.
  • (entomology) One of the major veins of the insect wing, between the radius and the cubitus
  • Usage notes
    Not to be confused with medium.
    Derived terms
    * tunica media * medial
    Synonyms
    *(vein of insect wing) M
    Antonyms
    * (voiced stop) (l)

    Etymology 2

    Noun

    (head)
  • Means and institutions for publishing and broadcasting information.
  • As a result of the rise of, first, television news and entertainment media''' and, second, web-based '''media''', traditional print-based ' media has declined in popularity.
  • The journalists and other professionals who comprise the mass communication industry.
  • Some celebrities dislike press conferences, where the media bombards them with questions.
    Derived terms
    * media darling * media event (pos n) * mediagenic * mediascape (pos n) * multimedia * mass media * mainstream media * media circus * media whore