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

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He said the victim's 1997 Mitsubishi sedan struck the bull and then swerved off the road into the median strip. The vehicle sustained extensive damage to the front end, hood and roof.
yesterday while the tractor-trailer truck and its cargo of vehicles were being removed from the wooded median strip. A state trooper in the Sturbridge barracks said the lane was reopened shortly before 6:30 last night.
70,000, damage to F5 Enquiry Office is 20,00,000 , damage to turf/grass, soil, median strip, seasonal flowers, side strip, sprinkling system, and floral towers/trays is RS 17,00,000, damage to curb stones and foot paths is 6,00,000 , damage to CDA Vehicle is 25,000.
MILFORD - A tractor-trailer crossing the median strip led to the deaths of two men Friday night in a head-on collision on Interstate 495 south, about a mile north of Route 109, according to police.
Deborah Hornberger had left her job and was on the way to a prenatal yoga class when she was killed by one of two cars racing on the Lowell Connector that crossed the median strip, flipped over and crashed into Ms.
A state police press release said the tractor-trailer swerved from the right lane to the left lane of I-395 south near the Exit 96 southbound ramp, then continued onto the median strip.