Middle vs Median - What's the difference?

middle | median |

As nouns the difference between middle and median

is that middle is a centre, midpoint while median is .

As adjectives the difference between middle and median

is that middle is being in the middle or in-between; as middle point, middle name, middle english, middle ages, middle weight, etc while median is situated in the middle; central, intermediate.

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Alternative forms

* myddle (obsolete)


(en noun)
  • A centre, midpoint.
  • The part between the beginning and the end.
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  • (cricket) The middle stump.
  • The central part of a human body.
  • (grammar) The middle voice.
  • Synonyms

    * centre, center * midpoint * midst


  • Located in the middle; in between.
  • the middle point
    middle name, Middle English, Middle Ages
  • Central.
  • Pertaining to the middle voice.
  • Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * middle age * middle-aged * Middle Ages * middle child * middle class * Middle East * middleman * middle management * middle passage * middle path * middleware * middle way



    (wikipedia median)


    (en noun)
  • * , II.3:
  • Why is not our jugular or throat-veine as much at our command as the mediane ?
  • * , II.5.2:
  • The Greeks prescribe the median or middle vein to be opened, and so much blood to be taken away as the patient may well spare, and the cut that is made must be wide enough.
  • (statistics) The quantity or value at the midpoint of a set of values, such that the variable is equally likely to fall above or below it; the middle value of a discrete series arranged in magnitude (or the mean of the middle two terms when there is an even number of terms).
  • (US) The median strip; the area separating two lanes of opposite-direction traffic.
  • Synonyms

    * (median strip) central reservation


  • Situated in the middle; central, intermediate.
  • (anatomy, botany) In the middle of an organ, structure etc.; towards the median plane of an organ or limb.
  • (statistics) Having the median as its value.
  • Derived terms

    * median line * median strip

    See also

    * average * mean * mode


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