1.   (data)   Any kind of data including graphics, images, audio and video, though typically excluding raw text or executable code.

The term multimedia suggests a collection of different types of media or the ability to handle such collections.

2.   (storage)   The physical object on which data is stored, as opposed to the device used to read and write it.

3.   (networking)   The object at the physical layer that carries data, typically an electrical or optical cable, though, in a wireless network, the term refers to the space through which radio waves propagate. Most often used in the context of Media Access Control (MAC).

Last updated: 2010-01-07