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Medium may refer to:

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  • Medium of instruction, a language or other tool used to educate, train, or instruct

  • Media (communication), tools used to store and deliver information or data


  • Medium (arts), or media, materials and techniques used by an artist to produce a work

Science and technology

  • Excitable medium, a non-linear dynamic system which has the capacity to propagate a wave

  • Active laser medium (also called gain medium or lasing medium), a quantum system that allows amplification of power (gain) of waves passing through (usually by stimulated emission)

  • Data storage medium, a storage container in computing

  • Growth medium (or culture medium), in biotechnology, an object in which microorganisms or cells experience growth

  • Interplanetary medium, in astronomy, material which fills the solar system

  • Interstellar medium, in astronomy, the matter and energy content that exists between the stars within a galaxy

  • Optical medium, in physics, a material through with electromagnetic waves propagate

  • Porous medium, in engineering and earth sciences, a material that allows fluid to pass through it, such as sand

  • Processing medium, in industrial engineering, a material that plays a role in manufacturing processes

  • Transmission medium, in physics and telecommunications, any material substance which can propagate waves or energy


  • *The Medium *, an opera by Gian-Carlo Menotti


  • Medium (website), a blog-publishing platform

  • The Medium (Rutgers), an entertainment weekly at Rutgers University

  • The Medium (UTM), a student newspaper at the University of Toronto Mississauga


  • Medium Productions, a record label

  • Tau (rapper), a Polish rapper formerly known as "Medium"

Film and television

  • The Medium (1951 film), a film version of the opera directed by Menotti

  • The Medium (1960 film), an Australian television play

  • The Medium (1992 film), an English film from Singapore

  • Medium (TV series), a television series starring Patricia Arquette about a medium (psychic intermediary) working as a consultant for a district attorney's office

Other uses

  • Mediumship, the practice of certain people—known as mediums—to purportedly mediate communication between spirits of the dead and living human beings

  • Tecma Medium, a French hang glider design

  • Medium bomber, a class of war plane

  • Medium, a gradation of cooked meat

  • Medium pace bowling, another name for fast bowling in the sport of cricket

See also

  • Media (disambiguation)

  • Conduit (disambiguation)

  • Channel (disambiguation)

  • All pages beginning with "medium"


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Nov 12, 2016, 2:44 AM