Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Into the midst of things or matters.

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  • adverb In the middle of a storyline.
  • adjective Beginning in the middle of its storyline: said of a work of literature or a film.
  • noun Narrative presented in medias res.

Etymologies

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

[Latin in mediās rēs : in, into + mediās : accusative pl. feminine of medius, in the middle of + rēs, accusative pl. of rēs, thing.]

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From Latin in medias res.

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

    May 18, 2008