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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Median \Me"di*an\ (m[=e]"d[i^]*an), adjective [L. medianus, fr. medius middle. See {Medial}.]

1. Being in the middle; running through the middle; as, a median groove.

2. (Zool.) Situated in the middle; lying in a plane dividing a bilateral animal into right and left halves; -- said of unpaired organs and parts; as, median coverts.

{Median line}. (a) (Anat.) Any line in the mesial plane; specif., either of the lines in which the mesial plane meets the surface of the body. (b) (Geom.) The line drawn from an angle of a triangle to the middle of the opposite side; any line having the nature of a diameter.

{Median plane} (Anat.), the mesial plane.

{Median point} (Geom.), the point where the three median lines of a triangle mutually intersect.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Median \Me"di*an\, noun (Geom.) A median line or point.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

1: relating to or constituting the middle value of an ordered set of values (or the average of the middle two in a set with an even number of values); "the median value of 17, 20, and 36 is 20"; "the median income for the year was \$15,000" [syn: {median(a)}, {average}]

2: dividing an animal into right and left halves [syn: {medial}, {median}]

3: relating to or situated in or extending toward the middle [syn: {median}, {medial}]

noun

1: the value below which 50% of the cases fall [syn: {median}, {median value}]