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The plural of “medium” for senses 3-8 is "media" or "mediums". The plural of "medium" for sense 10 is "mediums". Sense 9 has no plural form.
1. (pl media mediums) medio (m) (means of expression, communication)
  • through the medium of the press a través de la prensa
  • mixed media (Art) técnica (f) mixta
2. médium (sustantivo masculino) (in spiritualism)
3. medio(a)
  • of medium height de estatura mediana
  • in the medium term a medio plazo
  • medium dry semiseco(a) (wine)
  • medium rare (cocina) poco hecho(a)
  • medium wave (radio) onda (f) media (británico)
medium [ˈmiːdɪəm]
1 (not small or large) [+object] mediano; [+length, size] mediano; medio
available in small, medium and large disponible en talla pequeña, mediana y grande; of medium build de constitución mediana or media; cook over a medium heat cocinar a fuego medio; of medium height de estatura regular
of medium difficulty
2 (Cookery)
a medium steak un filete no muy hecho
how would you like your steak: rare, medium or well done?
1 media mediums (means of communication) medio (m)
the advertising media los medios publicitarios or de publicidad; through the medium of television/the press por medio de la televisión/la prensa; a través de la televisión/la prensa
(intervening substance) medio (m); (environment) medio ambiente (m)
air is a medium for sound el aire es un medio de transmisión del sonido
(for growing culture) caldo (m) de cultivo; (for preserving specimens) sustancia usada para conservar muestras de laboratorio; (solvent) diluyente (m); (Art) (technique, materials used) medio (m)
there are certain restrictions imposed by the use of black and white line drawing as a medium
happy medium término (m) medio
While Frank Bruno is struggling to find someone he can beat, everyone else is desperately avoiding Lennox Lewis in case he beats them. And to think that just a few months ago Lewis was in the same predicament as Bruno. There simply is no happy medium We should find a happy medium between the excessive requirements that now exist in our country and the more casual attitude of certain other nations, which permit marketing of drugs that have relatively little solid scientific foundation The powerful person again hits the happy medium by arriving as close to the actual time as possible within a ten to fifteen minute window around the exact time. No more than ten minutes early (otherwise you have not got enough to do to keep you busy # and no more than five minutes late
2 mediums (plural) (spiritualist) médium (m)
medium wave (n) (Rad) onda (f) media


masculine or feminine noun invariable
1. medium
médiums (plural) (persona) medium
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