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Medium vs. Mild — What's the Difference?

Medium vs. Mild — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Medium and Mild

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Medium

An agency or means of doing something
Using the latest technology as a medium for job creation
Their primitive valuables acted as a medium of exchange

Mild

Gentle or kind in disposition, manners, or behavior.

Medium

The intervening substance through which sensory impressions are conveyed or physical forces are transmitted
Radio communication needs no physical medium between the two stations

Mild

Moderate in type, degree, effect, or force
A mild pipe tobacco.
A mild sedative.

Medium

A particular form of storage material for computer files, such as magnetic tape or discs.
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Mild

Not extreme
A mild winter storm.

Medium

The material or form used by an artist, composer, or writer
Oil paint is the most popular medium for glazing

Mild

Warm and full of sunshine; pleasant
A mild spring day.
Mild weather in June.

Medium

A person claiming to be in contact with the spirits of the dead and to communicate between the dead and the living.

Mild

Not severe or acute
A mild fever.

Medium

The middle quality or state between two extremes; a reasonable balance
There is a medium between being modest and boastful

Mild

Easily molded, shaped, or worked; malleable
Mild steel.

Medium

About halfway between two extremes of size or another quality; average
Medium-length hair
Plan for the medium term
John is six feet tall, of medium build

Mild

Texas & Virginia To diminish or decrease. Used of the wind or a storm. See Note at fair1.

Medium

Something, such as an intermediate course of action, that occupies a position or represents a condition midway between extremes.

Mild

Gentle and not easily angered.
A mild man

Medium

A substance that propagates energy or signals through space via changes in its own state
Air acts as a medium for the transmission of sound waves.

Mild

(of a rule or punishment) Of only moderate severity; not strict.
He received a mild sentence.

Medium

The sparsely distributed gas and dust subsisting in the space between stars.

Mild

Not overly felt or seriously intended.

Medium

Mild

(of an illness or pain) Not serious or dangerous.

Medium

An agency by which something is accomplished, conveyed, or transferred
The train was the usual medium of transportation in those days.

Mild

(of weather) Moderately warm, especially less cold than expected.
A mild day
Mild weather

Medium

A means of mass communication, such as newspapers, magazines, radio, or television.

Mild

(of a medicine or cosmetic) Acting gently and without causing harm.
A mild anaesthetic

Medium

Media(used with a sing. or pl. verb) The group of journalists and others who constitute the communications industry and profession.

Mild

(of food, drink, or a drug) Not sharp or bitter; not strong in flavor.
A mild curry

Medium

Pl. media(Computers)Any of various kinds of storage devices, such as hard drives or digital audiotape.

Mild

(British) A relatively low-gravity beer, often with a dark colour; mild ale

Medium

Pl. mediums A person thought to have the power to communicate with the spirits of the dead or with agents of another world or dimension. Also called psychic.

Mild

Gentle; pleasant; kind; soft; bland; clement; hence, moderate in degree or quality; - the opposite of harsh, severe, irritating, violent, disagreeable, etc.; - applied to persons and things; as, a mild disposition; a mild eye; a mild air; a mild medicine; a mild insanity.
The rosy morn resigns her lightAnd milder glory to the noon.
Adore him as a mild and merciful Being.

Medium

A surrounding environment in which something functions and thrives.

Mild

Moderate in type or degree or effect or force; far from extreme;
A mild winter storm
A mild fever
Fortunately the pain was mild
A mild rebuke
Mild criticism

Medium

The substance in which a specific organism lives and thrives.

Mild

Humble in spirit or manner; suggesting retiring mildness or even cowed submissiveness;
Meek and self-effacing

Medium

A culture medium.

Mild

Mild and pleasant;
Balmy days and nights
The climate was mild and conducive to life or growth

Medium

A specific kind of artistic technique or means of expression as determined by the materials used or the creative methods involved
The medium of lithography.

Medium

The materials used in a specific artistic technique
Oils as a medium.

Medium

A solvent with which paint is thinned to the proper consistency.

Medium

(Chemistry) A filtering substance, such as filter paper.

Medium

Occurring or being between two degrees, amounts, or quantities; intermediate
Ordered a medium coffee.

Medium

The material of the surrounding environment, e.g. solid, liquid, gas, vacuum, or a specific substance such as a solvent.

Medium

The materials or empty space through which signals, waves, or forces pass.

Medium

A format for communicating or presenting information.

Medium

(microbiology) A nutrient substance, commonly a solution or solid, for the growth of cells in vitro.

Medium

(biology, horticulture etc.) A substance, structure, or environment in which living organisms subsist, grow or are cultured.

Medium

A means, channel, agency or go-between through which communication, commerce, etc is conveyed or carried on, or by which an aim is achieved.

Medium

(engineering) The materials used to finish a workpiece using a mass finishing or abrasive blasting process.

Medium

A liquid base which carries pigment in paint.

Medium

(painting) A means of expression, in the arts, such as a material (oil, pastel, clay, etc) or method or style (expressionism, jazz, etc).
Acrylics, oils, charcoal, and gouache are all mediums I used in my painting.

Medium

Someone who supposedly conveys information from the spirit world.

Medium

An item labelled or denoted as being that size.

Medium

One who fits an item of that size.

Medium

A half-pint serving of Guinness (or other stout in some regions).

Medium

(countable) A middle place or degree.
A happy medium

Medium

An average; sometimes the mathematical mean.

Medium

The mean or middle term of a syllogism, that by which the extremes are brought into connection.

Medium

(obsolete) Arithmetically average.

Medium

Of intermediate size, degree, amount etc.

Medium

Of meat, cooked to a point greater than rare but less than well done; typically, so the meat is still red in the centre.

Medium

That is medium the manufactured size.

Medium

To a medium extent.

Medium

That which lies in the middle, or between other things; intervening body or quantity.
The just medium . . . lies between pride and abjection.

Medium

See Mean.

Medium

A substance through which an effect is transmitted from one thing to another; as, air is the common medium of sound.
Whether any other liquors, being made mediums, cause a diversity of sound from water, it may be tried.
I must bring togetherAll these extremes; and must remove all mediums.

Medium

An average.
A medium of six years of war, and six years of peace.

Medium

A trade name for printing and writing paper of certain sizes. See Paper.

Medium

The liquid vehicle with which dry colors are ground and prepared for application.

Medium

A source of nutrients in which a microorganism is placed to permit its growth, cause it to produce substances, or observe its activity under defined conditions; also called culture medium or growth medium. The medium is usually a solution of nutrients in water, or a similar solution solidified with gelatin or agar.

Medium

A means of transmission of news, advertising, or other messages from an information source to the public, also called a news medium, such as a newspaper or radio; used mostly in the plural form, i. e. news media or media. See 1st media{2}.

Medium

Having a middle position or degree; mean; intermediate; medial; as, a horse of medium size; a decoction of medium strength.

Medium

A means or instrumentality for storing or communicating information

Medium

The surrounding environment;
Fish require an aqueous medium

Medium

An intervening substance through which signals can travel as a means for communication

Medium

(bacteriology) a nutrient substance (solid or liquid) that is used to cultivate micro-organisms

Medium

An intervening substance through which something is achieved;
The dissolving medium is called a solvent

Medium

A liquid with which pigment is mixed by a painter

Medium

(biology) a substance in which specimens are preserved or displayed

Medium

A state that is intermediate between extremes; a middle position;
A happy medium

Medium

Someone who serves as an intermediary between the living and the dead;
He consulted several mediums

Medium

Transmissions that are disseminated widely to the public

Medium

An occupation for which you are especially well suited;
In law he found his true metier

Medium

Around the middle of a scale of evaluation of physical measures;
An orange of average size
Intermediate capacity
A plane with intermediate range
Medium bombers

Medium

(of meat) cooked until there is just a little pink meat inside

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