What is the definition of media?

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The word 'media' is the plural form of the noun 'medium', a word for the thing by which or through which something is done. The plural form 'mediums' is also accepted.

The plural form 'media' is most commonly used for forms or systems of communication, information, or entertainment, such as newspapers, radio, or television; an aggregate noun, representing an indefinite number of elements or parts.

The plural form 'media' or 'mediums' also mean things that are between (in the middle); reasonable balances between extremes; the surrounding substances or conditions (environments); particular forms of storage for digitized information, such as magnetic tape or discs; materials or forms used by an artist, composer, or writer; people claiming to be in contact with the spirits of the dead and to communicate between the dead and the living.


Channels of communication that serve many diverse functions, such as offering a variety of entertainment with either mass or specialized appeal, communicating news and information, or displaying advertising messages. The media carry the advertisers' messages and serve as the vital link between the seller of a product or service and the consumer.

Available types of media include print, electronic, out-of-home, and direct mail. Print usually refers to newspapers and magazines but also includes directories, school and church yearbooks and newsletters, and programs at sporting events and theater presentations. Electronic media are usually referred to as broadcast media, or radio and television, including cable. Out-of-home media are designed almost exclusively to serve only an advertising function, and include billboards, transit advertising, and posters in public places such as stadiums, airports, and train stations, as well as flying banners (banners towed by airplanes) and skywriting. Direct-mail media are advertisements that are mailed directly to prospects. As technology advances, new forms of media are being discovered every day, such as movie-house advertising and special automatic telephone devices with prerecorded advertising messages. Any single form of communication is known as a medium.

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AnswerThere is lots of different meanings to the term Media.

These are;

  • Media (communication), tools used to store and deliver information or data
  • Advertising media, various media, content, buying and placement for advertising
  • Broadcast media, communications delivered over mass electronic communication networks
  • Digital media, electronic media used to store, transmit, and receive digitized information
  • Electronic media, communications delivered via electronic or electromechanical energy
  • Hypermedia, media with hyperlinks
  • Mass media, all means of mass communications
  • Multimedia, communications that incorporate multiple forms of information content and processing
  • New media, a broad term encompassing the amalgamation of traditional media with the interactive power of computer and communications technology
  • News media, mass media focused on communicating news
  • News media (United States), the news media of the United States of America
  • Print media, communications delivered via paper or canvas
  • Published media, any media made available to the public
  • Recording media, devices used to store information
  • Social media, media disseminated through social interaction

Also media is the plural term of medium. A medium is described as a region or a space, such as air medium, liquid medium.

In schools, medium is also used to indicate the language of teaching or the materials used to teach.

In art, media refers to the materials used to create the art, such as charcoal on paper; oil paint on canvass; clay; stone; ceramic, etc. To sculpt in bronze is to use bronze as your medium.

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