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## median

```  3  definitions  found

From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]:

Median  \Me"di*an\,  a.  [L.  medianus  fr  medius  middle.  See
{Medial}.]
1.  Being  in  the  middle;  running  through  the  middle;  as  a
median  groove.

2.  (Zo["o]l.)  Situated  in  the  middle;  lying  in  a  plane
dividing  a  bilateral  animal  into  right  and  left  halves;  --
said  of  unpaired  organs  and  parts  as  median  coverts.

{Median  line}.
a  (Anat.)  Any  line  in  the  mesial  plane;  specif.,  either
of  the  lines  in  which  the  mesial  plane  meets  the
surface  of  the  body.
b  (Geom.)  The  line  drawn  from  an  angle  of  a  triangle  to
the  middle  of  the  opposite  side  any  line  having  the
nature  of  a  diameter.

{Median  plane}  (Anat.),  the  mesial  plane.

{Median  point}  (Geom.),  the  point  where  the  three  median
lines  of  a  triangle  mutually  intersect.

From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]:

Median  \Me"di*an\,  n.  (Geom.)
A  median  line  or  point.

From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]:

median
adj  1:  (statistics)  relating  to  or  constituting  the  middle  value  of
an  ordered  set  of  values  (or  the  average  of  the  middle
two  in  an  even-numbered  set);  "the  median  value  of  17,
20,  and  36  is  20";  "the  median  income  for  the  year  was
\$15,000"  [syn:  {median(a)},  {average}]
2:  dividing  an  animal  into  right  and  left  halves  [syn:  {medial}]
3:  relating  to  or  situated  in  or  extending  toward  the  middle
[syn:  {medial}]
n  :  the  value  below  which  50%  of  the  cases  fall
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