Statistics: The middle value in a sample sorted into ascending order.
If the sample contains an even number of values, the median is defined as the mean of
the middle two.
From M.Fr. médian, from L. medianus "of the middle," from medius "middle;" akin to Pers. middle, → medium, → meddle; from PIE *medhyo-, from base *me- "between;" → medium.
Miyâné from miyân, → middle, + -é nuance suffix.