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1‘television is the most powerful medium available’
means of communication, means of expression, mode of expression, means, method, way, form, agency, channel, forum
avenue, approach, vehicle
voice, organ, instrument, implement, mechanism, apparatus, instrumentality
2‘these organisms were growing in their natural medium’
habitat, element, environment, surroundings, milieu, setting, conditions, circumstances, ambience, atmosphere
3‘two mediums told me they could see bags of money over my head’
spiritualist, clairvoyant, mind reader, fortune teller, seer, necromancer
4‘a happy medium between what is too easy and what is too difficult’
middle way, middle course, middle ground, middle, mean, median, mid point, central point, centre, average, norm, standard
compromise, balance, happy medium, golden mean
1‘he is of medium height’
average, middling, medium-sized, middle-sized, moderate, fair, normal, standard, usual
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