Median (disambiguation)

Median may refer to:

Mathematics and statisticsEdit

  • Median (statistics), in statistics, a number that separates the lowest- and highest-value halves
  • Median (geometry), in geometry, a line joining a vertex of a triangle to the midpoint of the opposite side
  • Median (graph theory), a vertex m(a,b,c) that belongs to shortest paths between each pair of a, b, and c
  • Median algebra, an algebraic triple product generalising the algebraic properties of the majority function
  • Median graph, undirected graph in which every three vertices a, b, and c have a unique median
  • Geometric median, a point minimizing the sum of distances to a given set of points


Science and technologyEdit

  • Median (biology), an anatomical term of location, meaning at or towards the central plane of a bilaterally symmetrical organism or structure
  • Median filter, a nonlinear digital filtering technique used to reduce noise in images
  • Median nerve, a nerve in humans and other animals located in the upper limb, one of the five main nerves originating from the brachial plexus


  • Median language, the extinct Northwestern Iranian language of the Medes people
  • Median Empire or Median Kingdom, an ancient Iranian empire predating the First Persian Empire
  • Median consonant, a consonant sound that is produced when air flows across the center of the mouth over the tongue
  • Median strip, the portion of a divided roadway used to separate opposing traffic; the British equivalent is central reservation
  • Median triangle, an archaeological term referring to the area bounded by Hamadān, Malāyer and Kangāvar in Iran

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