Medium glossary

Clap
Clapping on Medium posts is a way to let the author know that you appreciated their story. You can clap multiple times to show how much you liked it.
Digest
Daily or weekly email you receive from Medium with your story recommendations. Digests are based on what stories, publications, and topics you follow on the platform, and what you read in the past. You can always manage your email preferences in your Settings.
Highlight
Medium allows you to highlight your favorite passages in stories to let the author know that you liked this passage. Additionally, your followers will see the highlights on the post.
Letter
Email sent by a publication you're following. Every publication can send email letters to their followers.
Member
Paid Medium subscriber. You can tell that someone is a subscriber if they have a green halo around their avatar image. Becoming a member lets you read exclusive stories, listen to audio narrations, and more.
Note
Private way of commenting on someone's story. Notes are between you and the author of the post.
Partner
Author who participates in the Medium Partner Program. Participation in the Program is free and lets you earn money by publishing members-only stories.
Publication
Similarly to blogs, publications are a way of grouping stories together from multiple writers. 
Response
Comment left underneath someone's post. 
Series
Mobile-first format that lets you write stories using cards. You can always add more cards to your series to expand the story and notify your followers.
Story
Post published on Medium.
The Edition
Weekly digest sent to Medium members with the best members-only stories published on the platform.
Topic
Pages with stories written around a particular interest. You can follow topics if you want to receive stories about them.
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