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  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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