ecbatana









ecbatana


noun

  1. ancient name of Hamadan.

noun

  1. an ancient country in W Asia, S of the Caspian Sea, corresponding generally to NW Iran. Capital: Ecbatana.

noun

  1. an ancient city in Iran, on the site of modern Hamadān; capital of Media and royal residence of the Persians and Parthians

noun

  1. an ancient country of SW Asia, south of the Caspian Sea: inhabited by the Medes; overthrew the Assyrian Empire in 612 bc in alliance with Babylonia; conquered by Cyrus the Great in 550 bc; corresponds to present-day NW Iran

noun

  1. a plural of medium
  2. the means of communication that reach large numbers of people, such as television, newspapers, and radio

adjective

  1. of or relating to the mass mediamedia hype

noun plural -diae (-dɪˌiː)

  1. the middle layer of the wall of a blood or lymph vessel
  2. one of the main veins in the wing of an insect
  3. phonetics
    1. a consonant whose articulation lies midway between that of a voiced and breathed speech sound
    2. a consonant pronounced with weak voice, as c in French second
n.

“newspapers, radio, TV, etc.” 1927, perhaps abstracted from mass media (1923, a technical term in advertising), plural of medium, on notion of “intermediate agency,” a sense found in that word in English from c.1600.

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