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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.


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

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Even with regular pruning, these most fragile trees -- which grow in a broad median strip between Brentwood and Santa Monica -- are subject to breakage of limbs.
The police will question Goto on suspicion of negligence as his car went over a 25-centimeter-high median strip into the other lane, they said.
The 38-foot vehicles are designed to run down the median strip of a freeway or in other small areas.
In extra wide median strip after BE-lach West the system can be arranged so that the overload via combi pool in the smoothness is initiated.
Unlike Indian beggars or the squeegee men, Worcester panhandlers hold signs and stand silently on the sidewalk or median strip.
Along the median strip, behind the upside-down minivan, wounded kids were scattered, and everywhere, Reed and Goetze remember, people were trying to help.
Police investigations showed a large-size trailer driven by Shunji Kudo, 32, hit trucks driven by Yamaya and Iseya when the two were attempting to make U-turns across the median strip of the road.
outside the terminal on the upper level median strip in front of the Northwest ticket counter.
In addition, the portion corresponding to traffic safety point of view, due to the lack of Abstellstreifens and the reduced median strip width, no longer the state of the art and is to be adapted accordingly.
Most of them stood on the sidewalk, while only a few were in the median strip, a violation of the ordinance.
A 5-year-old Springfield girl was identified late Thursday as one of two people killed in a head-on collision that took place when a motor home went out of control and crossed the median strip on Interstate 5 near Cres well Wednesday night.
Gianina Maria Felix, 18, of Valencia was preparing to receive her high school diploma and then study for a future in cosmetology when she lost control of her Honda Civic on McBean Parkway early Sunday, smashing into a row of trees in a median strip.