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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Medium \Me"di*um\, n.; pl. L. Media, E. Mediums. [L. medium the middle, fr. medius middle. See Mid, and cf. Medius.] 1. That which lies in the middle, or between other things; intervening body or quantity. Hence, specifically: (a) Middle place or degree; mean. [1913 Webster] The just medium . . . lies between pride and abjection. --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster] (b) (Math.) See Mean. (c) (Logic) The mean or middle term of a syllogism; that by which the extremes are brought into connection. [1913 Webster] 2. A substance through which an effect is transmitted from one thing to another; as, air is the common medium of sound. Hence: The condition upon which any event or action occurs; necessary means of motion or action; that through or by which anything is accomplished, conveyed, or carried on; specifically, in animal magnetism, spiritualism, etc., a person through whom the action of another being is said to be manifested and transmitted. [1913 Webster] Whether any other liquors, being made mediums, cause a diversity of sound from water, it may be tried. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] I must bring together All these extremes; and must remove all mediums. --Denham. [1913 Webster] 3. An average. [R.] [1913 Webster] A medium of six years of war, and six years of peace. --Burke. [1913 Webster] 4. A trade name for printing and writing paper of certain sizes. See Paper. [1913 Webster] 5. (Paint.) The liquid vehicle with which dry colors are ground and prepared for application. [1913 Webster] 6. (Microbiology) A source of nutrients in which a microorganism is placed to permit its growth, cause it to produce substances, or observe its activity under defined conditions; also called culture medium or growth medium. The medium is usually a solution of nutrients in water, or a similar solution solidified with gelatin or agar. [PJC] 7. A means of transmission of news, advertising, or other messages from an information source to the public, also called a news medium, such as a newspaper or radio; used mostly in the plural form, i. e. news media or media. See 1st media[2]. [PJC] Circulating medium, a current medium of exchange, whether coin, bank notes, or government notes. Ethereal medium (Physics), the ether. Medium of exchange, that which is used for effecting an exchange of commodities -- money or current representatives of money. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

media \me"di*a\ (m[=e]"d[i^]*[.a]), n. sing. & pl., 1. The latinic plural form of medium, sometimes used as a singular noun with the same meaning as medium; as, (Computers) place your installation media into the device which will read it; (Microbiology) the tuberculosis bacterium will only grow in a special media. [1913 Webster +PJC] 2. The public institutions that report the news, such as newspapers, magazines, radio, and television, collectively; the news media; as, the media were obsessed with Monica Lewinsky for months. [PJC]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Media \Me"di*a\, n.; pl. Mediae (-[=e]). [NL., fr. L. medius middle.] 1. (Phonetics) One of the sonant mutes [beta], [delta], [gamma] (b, d, g), in Greek, or of their equivalents in other languages, so named as intermediate between the tenues, [pi], [tau], [kappa] (p, t, k), and the aspiratae (aspirates) [phi], [theta], [chi] (ph or f, th, ch). Also called middle mute, or medial, and sometimes soft mute. [1913 Webster]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

19 Moby Thesaurus words for "media": communication engineering, communication explosion, communication technology, communication theory, communications, communications engineer, communications industry, communications medium, communications network, electrical communication, electronic communication, electronic communications, information explosion, information theory, radiocommunication, signaling, telecommunication, wire communication, wireless communication
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

media 1. Any kind of data including graphics, images, audio and video, though typically excluding raw text or executable code. The term multimedia suggests a collection of different types of media or the ability to handle such collections. 2. The physical object on which data is stored, as opposed to the device used to read and write it. 3. The object at the physical layer that carries data, typically an electrical or optical cable, though, in a wireless network, the term refers to the space through which radio waves propagate. Most often used in the context of Media Access Control (MAC). (2010-01-07)
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

Media Heb. Madai, which is rendered in the Authorized Version (1) "Madai," Gen. 10:2; (2) "Medes," 2 Kings 17:6; 18:11; (3) "Media," Esther 1:3; 10:2; Isa. 21:2; Dan. 8:20; (4) "Mede," only in Dan. 11:1. We first hear of this people in the Assyrian cuneiform records, under the name of Amada, about B.C. 840. They appear to have been a branch of the Aryans, who came from the east bank of the Indus, and were probably the predominant race for a while in the Mesopotamian valley. They consisted for three or four centuries of a number of tribes, each ruled by its own chief, who at length were brought under the Assyrian yoke (2 Kings 17:6). From this subjection they achieved deliverance, and formed themselves into an empire under Cyaxares (B.C. 633). This monarch entered into an alliance with the king of Babylon, and invaded Assyria, capturing and destroying the city of Nineveh (B.C. 625), thus putting an end to the Assyrian monarchy (Nah. 1:8; 2:5,6; 3:13, 14). Media now rose to a place of great power, vastly extending its boundaries. But it did not long exist as an independent kingdom. It rose with Cyaxares, its first king, and it passed away with him; for during the reign of his son and successor Astyages, the Persians waged war against the Medes and conquered them, the two nations being united under one monarch, Cyrus the Persian (B.C. 558). The "cities of the Medes" are first mentioned in connection with the deportation of the Israelites on the destruction of Samaria (2 Kings 17:6; 18:11). Soon afterwards Isaiah (13:17; 21:2) speaks of the part taken by the Medes in the destruction of Babylon (comp. Jer. 51:11, 28). Daniel gives an account of the reign of Darius the Mede, who was made viceroy by Cyrus (Dan. 6:1-28). The decree of Cyrus, Ezra informs us (6:2-5), was found in "the palace that is in the province of the Medes," Achmetha or Ecbatana of the Greeks, which is the only Median city mentioned in Scripture.
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's):

Media, measure; habit; covering
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Media, IL -- U.S. village in Illinois Population (2000): 130 Housing Units (2000): 59 Land area (2000): 1.698385 sq. miles (4.398797 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.698385 sq. miles (4.398797 sq. km) FIPS code: 48073 Located within: Illinois (IL), FIPS 17 Location: 40.773075 N, 90.834690 W ZIP Codes (1990): 61460 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Media, IL Media
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Media, PA -- U.S. borough in Pennsylvania Population (2000): 5533 Housing Units (2000): 2966 Land area (2000): 0.747800 sq. miles (1.936792 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.006163 sq. miles (0.015962 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.753963 sq. miles (1.952754 sq. km) FIPS code: 48480 Located within: Pennsylvania (PA), FIPS 42 Location: 39.918761 N, 75.388127 W ZIP Codes (1990): Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Media, PA Media