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Definition of median
1denoting or relating to a value or quantity lying at the midpoint of a frequency distribution of observed values or quantities, such that there is an equal probability of falling above or below it:the median duration of this treatment was four months denoting the middle term of a series arranged in order of magnitude, or (if there is no middle term) the average of the middle two terms. For example, the median number of the series 55, 62, 76, 85, 93 is 76. 2 technical
, chiefly Anatomy situated in the middle, especially of the body:the median part of the sternum
1the median value of a range of values:acreages ranged from one to fifty-two with a median of twenty-four 2 (also median strip) the strip of land between the lanes of opposing traffic on a divided highway. 3 Geometry a straight line drawn from any vertex of a triangle to the middle of the opposite side.