Meaning of media

me•di•a

Pronunciation: (mē'dē-u), [key]
— n.
  1. a pl. of
  2. the means of communication, as radio and television, newspapers, and magazines, that reach or influence people widely: The media are covering the speech tonight.
—adj.
  1. pertaining to or concerned with such means: a job in media research.

me•di•a

Pronunciation: (mē'dē-u), [key]
— pl. -di•ae
  1. a voiced plosive, as &bgr;, &dgr;, &ggr;.
  2. the middle layer of an artery or lymphatic vessel.
  3. a longitudinal vein in the middle portion of the wing of an insect.

Me•di•a

Pronunciation: (mē'dē-u), [key]
— n.
  1. an ancient country in W Asia, S of the Caspian Sea, corresponding generally to NW Iran. Cap.: Ecbatana.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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