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adjective [usually before noun] medium pronunciation in British English /ˈmiːdiəm/
  1. 1
    between small and large in size

    Put each plant in a medium pot.

    She’s slim, of medium height, with dark hair.

    She has medium-length blond hair.

  2. 2
    average in degree, strength, or amount

    In medium winds, the plane remained stable.

  3. 3
    neither light nor dark in colour
    medium brown/blue/grey etc:

    He’s tall with medium-brown hair.


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