media


media
media me‧di‧a [ˈmiːdiə] noun
the (mass) media TELECOMMUNICATIONS all the different ways of entertaining and giving information to the public and advertising goods, for example television, radio, and newspapers:

• The Japanese media have carried detailed reports of the scandal.

• The company is keen to get its views across in the media.

mass media advertising campaigns

• The group owns newspapers, TV stations and other media companies.

ˌelectronic ˈmedia TELECOMMUNICATIONS [plural]
devices such as televisions, computers and CD-ROM S that make information available to people
ˌnew ˈmedia [uncountable] TELECOMMUNICATIONS
modern ways of distributing information and entertainment, such as the Internet:

• The rise of new media means that consumers are bombarded with messages.

— see also magnetic media

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media UK US /ˈmiːdiə/ noun COMMUNICATIONS
the media — Cf. the media
PLURAL of MEDIUM(Cf. ↑medium) noun
See also CROSS-MEDIA(Cf. ↑cross-media), ELECTRONIC MEDIA(Cf. ↑electronic media), HYPERMEDIA(Cf. ↑hypermedia), MAGNETIC MEDIA(Cf. ↑magnetic media), MASS MEDIA(Cf. ↑mass media), MIXED MEDIA(Cf. ↑mixed media), MULTIMEDIA(Cf. ↑multimedia) adjective, NEW MEDIA(Cf. ↑new media), RETAIL MEDIA(Cf. ↑retail media), SOCIAL MEDIA(Cf. ↑social media)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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