(noun, adjective)


1. relating to or constituting the middle value of an ordered set of values (or the average of the middle two in a set with an even number of values)

- the median value of 17, 20, and 36 is 20

- the median income for the year was $15,000

Similar word(s): normal, average

2. dividing an animal into right and left halves

Similar word(s): mesial, medial

3. situated in the middle; central, intermediate.

Similar word(s): central, medial


1. the number midway between the two middle numbers in a series containing an even or odd number of items

Definition categories: thought, average, norm