IN MATH: 1. n. the middle number of a set of numbers when numbers have been ordered or listed from lowest to highest -- even if this number is not in the group! EX. The median salary for our executives is $45,000. 2. n. The line from a vertex of a triangle to the midpoint of the opposite side. EX. In any triangle the medians intersect at one point. That point is called the centroid of the triangle.

IN ENGLISH: 1. n. middle. 2. n. a divider, separating something into 2 halves. EX. The highway had a median between northbound and southbound traffic.

APPLICATION: (see list 90)

    State the median.
  1. 3, 3, and 8
  2. 3, 3, 8, 7, and 4
  3. 5, 2, 6, and 7

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