What does this number mean in the output of a dig command?

$ dig @8.8.8.8 medium.com a                      

; <<>> DiG 9.16.15-Debian <<>> @8.8.8.8 medium.com a
; (1 server found)
;; global options: +cmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 64434
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 2, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 1

;; OPT PSEUDOSECTION:
; EDNS: version: 0, flags:; udp: 512
;; QUESTION SECTION:
;medium.com.                    IN      A

;; ANSWER SECTION:
medium.com.             300     IN      A       162.159.152.4
medium.com.             300     IN      A       162.159.153.4

;; Query time: 32 msec
;; SERVER: 8.8.8.8#53(8.8.8.8)
;; WHEN: Fri May 06 21:34:45 EDT 2022
;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 71

What does the number 300 mean in ANSWER SECTION? Is it the ranking of the records? Can't find anything online explaining it.

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