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Loisirs Littéraires au XXe siècle (English: "Literary leasures in the 20th century"), an illustration from the story "The End of Books" by French writer Octave Uzanne and illustrator Albert Robida.
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Loisirs Littéraires au XXe siècle (English: "Literary leasures in the 20th century"), an illustration from the story "The End of Books" by French writer Octave Uzanne and illustrator Albert Robida.
This page Medium is part of the medium specificity series.  Illustration: Laocoön and His Sons ("Clamores horrendos" detail), photo by Marie-Lan Nguyen.
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This page Medium is part of the medium specificity series.
Illustration: Laocoön and His Sons ("Clamores horrendos" detail), photo by Marie-Lan Nguyen.
The Music of Gounod, a 'thoughtform' from Thought Forms (1901) by Annie Besant & Charles Webster Leadbeater, see visual music
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The Music of Gounod, a 'thoughtform' from Thought Forms (1901) by Annie Besant & Charles Webster Leadbeater, see visual music

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Medium can refer to the nature of the surrounding environment, e.g. solid, liquid, gas, vacuum, or a specific substance such as a solvent; the material or empty space through which signals, waves or forces pass; a format for communicating or presenting information; the means or channel by which an aim is achieved; a liquid base which carries pigment in paint; someone who supposedly conveys information from the spirit world; anything having a measurement intermediate between extremes, such as a garment or container and a person whom garments or apparel of intermediate size fit.

Communication

  • Data storage device, any physical material that records or holds recorded information
    • Art medium, materials and techniques used by artists to produce art works
  • Transmission medium, in physics and telecommunications, any material substance which can propagate waves or energy

Etymology

From Latin medium, neuter of medius (“middle”). Compare middle.

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