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Topic: COMMUNICATIONS

Date: 1900-2000
Origin: Plural of MEDIUM2

media

noun
     
me‧di‧a S2 W2
1TCN

the media

all the organizations, such as television, radio, and newspapers, that provide news and information for the public, or the people who do this workCOLLOCATIONS COLLOCATIONS
the national/local media the news media media attention/coverage/interest/speculation media hype (=when the media give something too much attention, and try to make it seem much more important or better than it really is) media event (=an event that the media gives a lot of attention to) media circus (=a disapproving word for all the people from the media who report events, and all the attention they give to these events)
The scandal was widely reported in the national media.
The role of the news media in forming public opinion is very important.
The 11-day trial generated intense media interest.
A great deal of media hype surrounded the release of the group's latest CD.
There will be another war somewhere else and the whole international media circus will move on.
2TC the plural of medium mass media, multimedia
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