What part of speech is “middle”

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as a noun, 'middle' refers to the central point, part, or position of something. It can also denote an intermediate stage or time.

The middle of the pizza had the most toppings.

He woke up in the middle of the night.

The negotiations were at a crucial middle stage.

when using 'middle' as a noun, it can often stand alone without needing a subsequent noun (e.g., 'She's in the middle of a task').

'Middle' can also be used in various idiomatic expressions, like 'caught in the middle' or 'the middle of nowhere.'


as an adjective, 'middle' describes a position that is equally distant from the sides, ends, or extremities of something. It can also refer to a period or point of time between the beginning and the end.

The middle seat in the car is often the least comfortable.

She was in her middle thirties when she started her own business.

The middle layer of the cake is filled with cream.

'middle' as an adjective often requires a noun to specify what it is referring to (e.g., middle age, middle class, middle finger). Don't confuse 'middle' with 'median.' While both can refer to a central point, 'median' is more specific to statistics and denotes the value separating the higher half from the lower half of a data sample.

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