Adjective "median" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Denoting or relating to a value or quantity lying at the midpoint of a frequency distribution of observed values or quantities, such that there is an equal probability of falling above or below it.
  1. 'The median values of comet length distribution (at least three independent experiments) were used in a one-way analysis of variance test.'
  2. 'The first value corresponds to the most heterogeneous values observed in the literature and the second to a median value.'
  3. 'There may be circumstances when it is important to be able to estimate the distribution function and the corresponding mean and median values parametrically.'
  4. 'The median value assures good recognition for half of the frames.'
  5. 'Frequencies of recombination correspond to the median value of two or three fluctuation tests, each one done with six independent colonies.'
  6. 'He says the poorest bankruptcy filers, people who fall below the median income in their state, can wipe out their debts the same way they did before.'
  7. 'The median value of stock holdings among these families was $47,000 in 1998.'
  8. 'We propose to calculate the median values at each iteration of the Gibbs sampler.'
  9. 'Homes are considerably cheaper - the median value is about $25,000 - but they tend to be older.'
  10. 'As for Stephanie, she falls below her state's median income and could still file Chapter 7 but would have to fill out more paperwork to prove it.'
  11. 'The median number of copies sold per week for the average book on the New York Times Best-selling list was 3,600.'
  12. 'Half of the species are located between 1.7 and 2.5, with the median value at 2.1.'
  13. 'This produced an overall average of 13.7 and a median value of 13 paper-folding opportunities per textbook.'
Situated in the middle, especially of the body.
  1. 'The normally obliterated umbilical artery within the urachus forms the median umbilical ligament in the adult.'
  2. 'The volar compartment includes forearm wrist flexors, pronator tendons, and median and ulnar nerves and arteries.'
  3. 'After birth, it is represented by the median umbilical ligament, which extends from the dome or anterior wall of the bladder to the umbilicus.'


The median value of a range of values.
  1. 'Descriptive statistics such as means, standard deviations, medians, percentages and frequencies were used to summarize the data.'
  2. 'Summary descriptive statistics were computed by using proportions or medians and interquartile ranges.'
  3. 'The results are presented either as medians and interquartile ranges or percentage frequencies and 95% confidence intervals, as appropriate.'
  4. 'The data were analyzed in several ways, incorporating frequencies, percentages, means, medians, and standard deviations.'
  5. 'Using the median rather than the average of the set of estimates does not improve estimation (results not shown).'
  6. 'Values are medians (interquartile ranges) unless stated otherwise.'
  7. 'Dashed lines connect observations within 1.5 interquartile ranges of the median.'
  8. 'Descriptive statistics (means, standard deviations, medians and percentages) were used.'
  9. 'Time intervals are expressed as medians and interquartile ranges.'
  10. 'Clinical factors graded on a scale of 0 to 3 were reported as medians and interquartile ranges.'
  1. 'There appears to be no restrictions on who uses the road, the road median strip, road verge or any part of the road corridor.'
  2. 'All over Europe he was pulling up wherever - on a curb, on the median of a freeway, just to skate a spot.'
  3. 'The original roadside hazard model used to predict roadside crashes was derived from data collected on encroachments into a median.'
  4. 'There are about 37 traffic islands and numerous medians in that part of the city.'
  5. 'Also, we have requested the Public Works Department to install raised central medians on the highway roads to prevent people from crossing the road at will.'
  6. 'Shrines are erected on busy street corners adjacent to megastores and fast food restaurants, in the medians of multilane roadways and freeways, and on private property.'
  7. 'For soft landscaping beds, the majority of landscape occurs as medians, islands, urban beds and interchange islands.'
  8. 'Coimbatore city has many such road medians, roadside parks and traffic islands.'
  9. 'While the city lost its luxurious circles and fountains at major intersections thanks to the increasing traffic, the medians, sidewalks and traffic islands are beginning to make up.'
  10. 'The expressway now has four lanes, a median strip and CCTV cameras to watch the road.'
A straight line drawn from any vertex of a triangle to the middle of the opposite side.


    Relating to Media, an ancient region of Asia to the south-west of the Caspian Sea.
    1. 'It is said that he is represented as a king of an intermediate and independent Median empire.'
    2. 'His predecessors ruled Parsumash, a vassal state of the Median empire.'


    1. Arithmetic, Statistics. the middle number in a given sequence of numbers, taken as the average of the two middle numbers when the sequence has an even number of numbers: 4 is the median of 1, 3, 4, 8, 9.

    2. Geometry. a straight line from a vertex of a triangle to the midpoint of the opposite side.

    3. Also called midpoint. a vertical line that divides a histogram into two equal parts.Compare central tendency.

    4. median strip. adjective

    5. Statistics. relating to the va

    More examples(as adjective)

    "forecasts can be median."

    "prices can be median."

    "ages can be median."

    "expectations can be median."

    "incomes can be median."

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    Late Middle English (denoting a median vein or nerve): from medieval Latin medianus, from medius ‘mid’.