[verb mee-dee-eyt; adjective mee-dee-it]
- to settle (disputes, strikes, etc.) as an intermediary between parties; reconcile.
- to bring about (an agreement, accord, truce, peace, etc.) as an intermediary between parties by compromise, reconciliation, removal of misunderstanding, etc.
- to effect (a result) or convey (a message, gift, etc.) by or as if by an intermediary.
- to act between parties to effect an agreement, compromise, reconciliation, etc.
- to occupy an intermediate place or position.
- acting through, dependent on, or involving an intermediate agency; not direct or immediate.
Origin of mediate
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1, 2. arbitrate. 4. intercede, interpose.
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Examples from the Web for unmediated
The writer wants to believe his genius is arriving, pristine, unmediated, to his readers all over the world.
Readers, wherever they are from, want to feel that they are in direct, unmediated contact with greatness.
Whatever his religion, he is morally authorised to labour against these unmediated evils with the heartiest intolerance.The Sources Of Religious Insight
But at the end we must confess that the notion of real cognition involves an unmediated dualism of the knower and the known.The Meaning of Truth
- (intr; usually foll by between or in) to intervene (between parties or in a dispute) in order to bring about agreement
- to bring about (an agreement)
- to bring about (an agreement) between parties in a dispute
- to resolve (differences) by mediation
- (intr) to be in a middle or intermediate position
- (tr) to serve as a medium for causing (a result) or transferring (objects, information, etc)
- occurring as a result of or dependent upon mediation
- a rare word for intermediate
- logic (of an inference) having more than one premise, esp, being syllogistic in form
C16: from Late Latin mediāre to be in the middle
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Word Origin and History for unmediated
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- To effect or convey as an intermediate agent or mechanism.
- Being in a middle position.
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- To effect or convey a force between subatomic particles. The gauge bosons, for example, mediate the four fundamental forces of nature.
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