mediate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj mediate acting through or dependent on an intervening agency "the disease spread by mediate as well as direct contact"
    • adj mediate being neither at the beginning nor at the end in a series "adolescence is an awkward in-between age","in a mediate position","the middle point on a line"
    • v mediate act between parties with a view to reconciling differences "He interceded in the family dispute","He mediated a settlement"
    • v mediate occupy an intermediate or middle position or form a connecting link or stage between two others "mediate between the old and the new"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Mediate Acting by means, or by an intervening cause or instrument; not direct or immediate; acting or suffering through an intervening agent or condition.
    • Mediate Being between the two extremes; middle; interposed; intervening; intermediate.
    • Mediate Gained or effected by a medium or condition. "An act of mediate knowledge is complex."
    • Mediate To be in the middle, or between two; to intervene.
    • Mediate To divide into two equal parts.
    • Mediate To effect by mediation or interposition; to bring about as a mediator, instrument, or means; as, to mediate a peace.
    • Mediate To interpose between parties, as the equal friend of each, esp. for the purpose of effecting a reconciliation or agreement; as, to mediate between nations.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • mediate To occupy an intermediate place or position; be interposed; have the position of a mean.
    • mediate To have the function of a mean or means; effect a connection between other things, or a transition from one to the other.
    • mediate To intervene for the purpose of reconciliation; act as an intermediary for the settlement of a disagreement or discord; intercede.
    • mediate To take an intermediate stand; act moderately; avoid extremes.
    • mediate In spiritualism, specifically, to act as a medium.
    • mediate Synonyms See interposition.
    • mediate To effect by intervention, interposition, or any intermediary action.
    • mediate To effect a relation between or a transition from, as between two things, or from one thing to another; bring into relation by some intervening means or process.
    • mediate To harmonize; reconcile; settle, as a dispute, by intervention.
    • mediate To further by interceding, or by acting as a mediator.
    • mediate To divide into two equal or approximately equal parts.
    • mediate Situated between two extremes; lying in the middle; intermediate; intervening.
    • mediate Acting as a means or medium; not direct or immediate in operation; not final or ultimate.
    • mediate Effected by or due to the intervention of a mean or medium; derived from or dependent upon some intervening thing or act; not primary, direct, or independent.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Mediate mē′di-āt middle: between two extremes: acting by or as a means: not direct and independent: dependent on some intervening thing
    • v.i Mediate to interpose between parties as a friend of each: to intercede: to hold a mediate position: to act as a spiritualistic medium
    • v.t Mediate to bring about by mediation: to effect a relation between two things
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Quotations

  • Buddha
    Buddha
    “Meditation brings wisdom; lack of mediation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what hold you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.”
  • Ludwig Van Beethoven
    Ludwig Van Beethoven
    “Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.”
  • Pantanjali
    Pantanjali
    “Progress is mediation comes swiftly for those who try their hardest.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. mediatus, p. p. of mediare, v. t., to halve, v. i., to be in the middle. See Mid, and cf. Moiety

Usage

In literature:

A mediator is indeed necessary for man since the fall; but man is not left to choose his mediator.
"Sermons on Various Important Subjects" by Andrew Lee
Was this being a Mediator?
"A Woman's Part in a Revolution" by Natalie Harris Hammond
Who will act as mediator?
"The Woman Who Toils" by Mrs. John Van Vorst and Marie Van Vorst
England contemptuously cast aside the President's mediation.
"New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 3, June, 1915" by Various
There was a war between Chili and Peru, and the United States Government offered to mediate for Chili.
"T. De Witt Talmage" by T. De Witt Talmage
It is not mediated by argument.
"Edward Caldwell Moore" by Edward Moore
But he knows it is his trustworthy mediator of that truth.
"Preaching and Paganism" by Albert Parker Fitch
I said, 'My love, you know the way to the Father, through Christ, the only Mediator.
"The Power of Faith" by Isabella Graham
He added only the brief comment that he, himself, thought the way might possibly be opened to mediation.
"New York Times Current History: The European War from the Beginning to March 1915, Vol 1, No. 2" by Various
The Emperor gives himself, at present, the airs of a mediator.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
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In poetry:

The Virgin talks no English, I suppose,
Neither does Martha, Irish understand,
No Welsh, as I presume, St. Clement knows,
How can they then our mediators stand?
"Concerning Prayer, And Its Proper Requisites" by Rees Prichard
For He who regulates the vast of Nature,
Whose potent word the winds and waves obey,
Will by his promise, as the Mediator,
Bring all his Chosen Ones to immortal day.
"Ark Of Faith" by Thomas Odiorne
Yet not in vain dost thou unroll
The stars, the world, the seas—
A mighty, wonder-painted scroll
Of Patmos mysteries,
Thou mediator 'twixt my soul
And higher things than these!
"My Heart" by George MacDonald
Our heav'nly Sire has set his seal on those,
Whom he, through Jesu's mediation, chose,
And, as an earnest, with the Holy Ghost
Has fill'd their hearts, that none of them be lost.
"Concerning Perseverance In A State Of Grace" by Rees Prichard
Therefore on fearful dreams her inward sight
Is fain to dwell -
What lurid light
Shall the last darkness of the world dispel,
The Mediator in His wrath
Descending down the lightning's path.
"Fifth Sunday After Easter - Rogation Sunday" by John Keble
My bristled sins hence do so horrid 'pear,
None but Thyself (and Thou decked up must be
In Thy transcendent glory sparkling clear)
A mediator unto God for me.
So high they rise, Faith scarce can toss a sight
Over their head upon Thyself to light.
"Preparatory Meditations - Second Series: 3" by Edward Taylor

In news:

Hostess, unions agree to mediation .
Joshua Grier, right, listens to a peer mediator during a training session with fellow sixth-graders Emily Brefo, left, and Cayla Hall.
"My mediator did a good job of making us feel comfortable in the situation," Cayla said.
Union, Hostess Headed To Mediation .
A report into the events surrounding the "Mediator affair" has left French drug company Servier, regulators, industry, and the medical community reeling.
Milton Friedman , a labor-management arbitrator and mediator, died of pneumonia yesterday at University Hospital at the New York University Medical Center.
Board of Mediation and Arbitration.
This will take further research about how to control the natural environment mediating neural development.
Examining Information Problem-Solving, Knowledge, and Application Gains within Two Instructional Methods: Problem-Based and Computer-Mediated Participatory Simulation.
Mooney was among the dentists who participated July 28 in the Idaho Peer Review and Mediation workshop during the Idaho State Dental Association's annual meeting.
Media commentator Jeff Jarvis tried to mediate, and then lost his temper.
Bombardier Learjet and the union negotiating committee representing its striking production-line workers entered into federal mediation yesterday, the union said.
Shaken by the Mediator and PIP breast implant scandals, France intends to have a more transparent and demanding drug regulatory authority.
Adele L Abrams is an attorney, Certified Mine Safety Professional and trained mediator who is president of the Law Office of Adele L Abrams P.C.
Over the weekend, the world learned of troubled chanteuse Amy Winehouse's death—and a portion thereof took to Twitter to mediate a confusing set of feelings.
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In science:

Microtubules are thus poised to mediate between a tubulin-based quantum computation and the classical functioning of neurons.
Quantum Computation in Brain Microtubules? Decoherence and Biological Feasibility
So a procedure is necessary to mediate the transition from the internal structure, which is proper of any gauge formulation, and the external structures, and to pro ject geometric gauge structures on the base manifold in order to induce gravity.
On the solutions of the Cartan equation in Metric Affine Gravity
The first of these is known as Anomaly Mediation.
The Utility of Quantum Field Theory
In the one-loop matrix theory potential between a general pair of ob jects, these higher multipole moments appear in the long-range potential in precisely the form of Eq. (107) and its generalization for interactions mediated by 3-form and gravitino exchange.
M(atrix) Theory: Matrix Quantum Mechanics as a Fundamental Theory
Choosing a particular fitness distribution and calculating the connectivity distribution for the whole system often results in power laws mediated by logarithmic corrections.
Growing Random Networks with Fitness
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