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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. In or into the middle of a sequence of events, as in a literary narrative.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In the middle of a storyline.
  • adj. Beginning in the middle of its storyline: said of a work of literature or a film.
  • n. Narrative presented in medias res.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Into the midst of things or matters.

Etymologies

Latin in mediās rēs : in, into + mediās : accusative pl. feminine of medius, in the middle of + rēs, accusative pl. of rēs, thing.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin in medias res. (Wiktionary)

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  • In the middle of a storyline; in the middle of things. (Wiktionary)

    May 18, 2008