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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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medianme‧di‧an1 /ˈmiːdiən/ noun [countable]  1 American English (also median strip)TTR a narrow area of land that separates the two sides of a big road in order to keep traffic travelling in different directions apart syn central reservation British English2 technicalTM the middle number or measurement in a set of numbers or measurements that have been arranged in order3 technicalHM a line passing from one of the points of a triangle to the centre of the opposite side
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medianThe values in table I are medians, and the quoted statistics clearly show the lack of significant difference.The base category acts in analogous manner to the fitted median with interval level data.One other possible method of smoothing would be to use means rather than medians.The median is not the mid-point between the first number and the last.The median was $ 1,375,000 and the top award was $ 7. 75 million.For continuous variables medians were used because the results lacked normal distribution.
Related topics: Maths, Numbers
medianmedian2 adjective  1 being the middle number or measurement in a set of numbers or measurements that have been arranged in orderaverage The median age of the group is 42.2 in or passing through the middle of something
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medianThe median age of the patients is 54 and men are affected twice as often as women.The median clearance time of newly acquired human papillomavirus was 6 months.Those patients who present with metastatic disease and are treated with maximal endocrine treatment will have a median survival of 36 months.Preoperative radiotherapy did not prolong the median survival time.Among those who do, Federal Reserve Board researchers found, the median value of those accounts in 1995.The median voter model can be applied directly to yield predictions about the determinants of public expenditure.Any such level of output will put the median voter on a higher indifference curve than would the reversion level.
From Longman Business Dictionarymedianme‧di‧an /ˈmiːdiən/ adjective [only before a noun] STATISTICS the median number is the middle one in a series of numbers, arranged in orderThe median sales price fell 1.4% from October.Median household income fell by 1.9% last year. see also decile, percentile, quartile
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