Saturday, April 14, 2012

M is for Media

As I was going through all of the "m" words that came to mind - the word "media" started rolling around.  Do you realize in how many ways we use it?  These are just a few:

  • digital media
  • social media
  • media center (another name for library)
  • print media
  • mass media
  • multimedia
  • growth media (different types of growth medium used by scientists to grow cells)
The dictionary tells us that "media" is plural for "medium," derived from the Latin medius, but it doesn't give a very clear definition.  For a word that is hard to define, it is not hard to find it in everyday use.  


  1. Hi Pati,
    Good selection indeed.
    Yes, the media can play a great role in the society. only thing is they need to play it
    wisely :-)

  2. What a strange word--media. Good list. I hadn't thought of some of them. Keep blogging!