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Median

In a data set, the value that half the data points fall below and half the data points fall above. It is used along with the mean; it is not as influenced by extreme values as the mean.

median

The middle number of a series. See also mean, which includes examples.

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Similarly, East Side prewar condominium prices were unchanged from last year with a median cost of $723 per-square-foot this quarter, the same as 12 months ago.
Since the beginning of the summer, the median cost of a home rose from $355,000 in May to $399,900 in August, an 11 percent leap.
Comparing company A's percentages to the medians in exhibit 1 provides additional justification for modification.
In the domestic bond arena, core fixed income portfolios had median returns of 1.
The initial projects include median improvements and landscaping on Avenue R between 25th and 29th streets east; 47th Street East between avenues R-11 and R-12; median improvements at the Four Points intersection; median improvements east and west of 40th Street East; and improvements on a Palmdale Boulevard service road from Landon Avenue to 200 feet east of 37th Street East.
The fourth quarter median sale price of $270,000 was $10,000 or 4 percent higher than the $260,000 median of the fourth quarter of 1995.
Beseiged by double-digit wage increases and hyper inflation of liability insurance premiums, provider expenses grew at a median rate of 6.
Simmes said he believed the median in Simi Valley was at least 30 feet wide and noted that wide medians are more effective than stationary barriers because drivers often regain control of a car within 35 feet.
The median price also increased during September, up 4.
Paul Racs, assistant director of the city's Operation Clean Sweep, which administers the Adopt-A-Median program, said interested groups must submit drawings of their plans for a median, including the design and types of plants to be used.