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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Media, Communications
mediame‧di‧a /ˈmiːdiə/ ●●● S2 W2 AWL noun  1 the media2 TCthe plural of medium mass media, multimediaCOLLOCATIONSADJECTIVES/NOUN + media the national/local mediaThe case received enormous publicity in the national media.the news mediaDoes the news media have a role in forming public opinion?the mass media (=television, newspapers etc, which are seen by many people)The mass media has helped to call attention to environmental issues.the mainstream/popular media (=television, newspapers etc, that most people are able to see or read)Few of these events were reported in the mainstream media.media + NOUNmedia attention/coverage/interest etcThe tragedy received worldwide media attention.a media campaign (=when something is deliberately reported or advertised in the media a lot)a media campaign aimed at reducing drunk drivinga media blitz (=when something is deliberately reported or advertised in the media a lot, in a small amount of time)The candidate’s media blitz has certainly raised his profile in the election.media hype (=when the media give something too much attention and try to make it seem more important or better than it really is)the media hype surrounding the match against Francea media circus (=a disapproving phrase for all the people from the media who report events, and all the attention they give to these events)There is likely to be a media circus outside the courtroom.
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mediaBut media lawyers said there are other possible avenues for mounting a renewed First Amendment attack on the ban.International media outlets consistently bashed the organization, transportation and infrastructure problems of these Games.The newer, non-ionic contrast materials may be less likely to excite pancreatic inflammation than ionic media.Traditionally, the library media program has looked beyond its own location for its resources, both human and material.Influential contacts, mostly media folk.The product of this interaction or bargaining is the media content to which the public at large attend.Almost simultaneously, the media has stepped up its scrutiny of funding sources.Few contemporary political strategies are conceived without considerable attention being paid to media considerations.
From Longman Business Dictionarymediame‧di‧a /ˈmiːdiə/ noun the (mass) mediaTELECOMMUNICATIONS all the different ways of entertaining and giving information to the public and advertising goods, for example television, radio, and newspapersThe Japanese media have carried detailed reports of the scandal.The company is keen to get its views across in the media.mass media advertising campaignsThe group owns newspapers, TV stations and other media companies. electronic media new media see also magnetic media
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