What does the word median mean?

Usage examples for median

  1. For the boundary between the Median empire and the Lydian was the river Halys; and this flows from the mountain- land of Armenia through the Kilikians, and afterwards, as it flows, it has the Matienians on the right hand and the Phrygians on the other side; then passing by these and flowing up towards the North Wind, it bounds on the one side the Cappadokian Syrians and on the left hand the Paphlagonians. – The History Of Herodotus Volume 1(of 2) by Herodotus
  2. Sawed in two, the flat sides of the log become convex; sawed into timber, it checks along the median line of the four faces, and if converted into boards, the latter checks considerably from the end through the center, all owing to the greater tangential shrinkage of the wood. – Seasoning of Wood by Joseph B. Wagner

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