• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Middle-ground (Paint) That part of a picture between the foreground and the background.
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  • Cyril Connolly
    “Slums may well be breeding-grounds of crime, but middle-class suburbs are incubators of apathy and delirium.”


In literature:

Ground of middle yellow, grayed with slight addition of the red and green.
"A Color Notation" by Albert H. Munsell
Land around five hundred yards to the north, in the middle of that big stretch of open ground.
"The Star Hyacinths" by James H. Schmitz
In the great conflict of good and evil there is no middle ground.
"Humanity in the City" by E. H. Chapin
She did not realize that he had achieved a perfect middle ground between an undignified escape and a too deliberate going.
"Children of the Desert" by Louis Dodge
Middle Ground shoal, 4.
"The Political History of England - Vol XI" by George Brodrick
In the middle of this pleasure-ground are extensive bath-houses and mineral springs.
"Lippincott's Magazine, December 1878" by Various
No middle ground is tenable.
"The Indian Question (1874)" by Francis A. Walker
Just in the middle of this exquisite bow, five feet above the ground, is the tanager's nest, well shielded by leaves.
"Little Brothers of the Air" by Olive Thorne Miller
There is no middle ground, no half way measure.
"The American Empire" by Scott Nearing
Every week or ten days, between the first of April and the first or middle of July, the ground should be stirred in young orchards.
"The Pecan and its Culture" by H. Harold Hume

In poetry:

Do not call me: that is my occupation.
Do not ask my name or my condition.
Leave me in the middle of my own moon
in my wounded ground.
"Waltz" by Pablo Neruda

In news:

In The Road, there is no middle ground.
Teachers Say They're Seeking Middle Ground .
Middle ground is a sound way to get baby to sleep, study says.
Right-to-work in Michigan: Is there a middle ground .
The middle ground between non-profits and for-profits.
Is there communications middle ground .
A reasonable middle ground IN OUR OPINION.
No Middle Ground in Battle Over Salix Use.
Mitt Romney Shoots for Middle Ground with NRA Speeches.
The middle ground of homemade Thai.
Can't Help Seeking That Middle Ground in 'Show Boat.
Obama should have tried harder to find middle ground .
Kristol's Wise Middle Ground Between Bain and Main.
After trying to remove Occupy Nashville protesters by force, Haslam seeks middle ground .
Amid congressional rancor, New York lawmakers may stake middle ground.

In science:

Due to the strong fluctuations of space-time at this level, these differentiable functions become afflicted by degenerate singularities of which versal deformations and blowups allow to generate two covering “middle-ground” and “mass” fields of space and time.
A new track for unifying general relativity with quantum field theories
The generation of the middle-ground and mass fields of an elementary particle from its internal space and time fields constitute the contents of chapter 3, which allows to formulate the equations of the internal dynamics of a bisemifermion.
A new track for unifying general relativity with quantum field theories
We can roughly identify three regions: a region near the ground state (I), a middle energy region (II) and a high energy region (III) where the system is disordered.
Wang-Landau study of the critical behaviour of the bimodal 3D-Random Field Ising Model
In this way, a GPU-based correlation system represents a middle ground in design space between high performance, custom built hardware and pure CPU-based software correlation.
A GPU based real-time software correlation system for the Murchison Widefield Array prototype
Figure 1: Surface plots of |φg (x, 0, z )|2 (left column) and isosurface plots of |φg (x, y , z )| = 0.01 (right column) for the ground state of a dipolar BEC with β = 401.432 and λ = 0.16β for harmonic potential (top row), double-well potential (middle row) and optical lattice potential (bottom row).
Efficient numerical methods for computing ground states and dynamics of dipolar Bose-Einstein condensates