## MEDIAN

### Median

In statistics and probability theory, the**median**is the numerical value separating the higher half of a data sample, a population, or a probability distribution, from the lower half. The

*median*of a finite list of numbers can be found by arranging all the observations from lowest value to highest value and picking the middle one . If there is an even number of observations, then there is no single middle value; the median is then usually defined to be the mean of the two middle values

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### median

#### Noun

- A central vein or nerve, especially the median vein or median nerve running through the forearm and arm.
- The quantity or value at the midpoint of a set of values, such that the variable is equally likely to fall above or below it; the middle value of a discrete series arranged in magnitude (or the mean of the middle two terms when there is an even number of terms).
- The median strip; the area separating two lanes of opposite-direction traffic.

#### Adjective

- Situated in the middle; central, intermediate.
- In the middle of an organ, structure etc.; towards the median plane of an organ or limb.
- Having the median as its value.

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