• WordNet 3.6
    • n mediation the act of intervening for the purpose of bringing about a settlement
    • n mediation a negotiation to resolve differences that is conducted by some impartial party
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Mediation Hence, specifically, agency between parties at variance, with a view to reconcile them; entreaty for another; intercession.
    • Mediation The act of mediating; action or relation of anything interposed; action as a necessary condition, means, or instrument; interposition; intervention. "The soul [acts] by the mediation of these passions."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n mediation The act of mediating; intervention; interposition.
    • n mediation Agency between parties with a view to reconcile them or to effect some arrangement between them; entreaty for another; intercession.
    • n mediation The state of being mediate, or of serving as a medium or means; intermediate relation; a coming between.
    • n mediation Means; aid; help.
    • n mediation In music: In Gregorian music, that part of a melody which lies between the intonation and the ending—that is, the main part of the melody. The various “tones” or melodies properly have but one mediation, which usually appears under three forms, according to the nature of the text to which the melody is sung.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Mediation the act of mediating or coming between: entreaty for another
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  • 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
    “Progress is mediation comes swiftly for those who try their hardest.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. mediacioun, F. médiation,. See Mediate (a.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Low L. mediāre, -ātum—L. medius.


In literature:

This sphere is received immediately by the female sex, and mediately by the male, 225.
"The Delights of Wisdom Pertaining to Conjugial Love" by Emanuel Swedenborg
The British government offered its mediation between Spain and her colonies, but the offer was rejected by the court of Madrid.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction" by Various
In the kindest manner offers to mediate between her nephew and her.
"Clarissa, Volume 6 (of 9)" by Samuel Richardson
Having forfeited their chance of direct access to God, they seek mediation from the prayers of men.
"Summer on the Lakes, in 1843" by S.M. Fuller
He has great hopes from Miss Howe's mediation in his favour.
"Clarissa, Volume 7" by Samuel Richardson
During the months, weeks, nay, it might be said, days immediately mediately following Henry IV.
"A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume V. of VI." by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
The mediation of King Louis XVI.
"A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume VI. of VI." by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
The one Mediator between God and man was not enough, as we all know.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol IX." by Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
I am going to act as mediator in your marriage.
"Eastern Shame Girl" by Charles Georges Souli
I know to whose mediation all this is owing.
"Clarissa, Or The History Of A Young Lady, Volume 8" by Samuel Richardson

In poetry:

Because he has that faith which sees
Before the high Creator
A Virgin pleading on her knees —
A shining Mediator!
"A Hyde Park Larrikin" by Henry Kendall
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

In news:

Hostess announced Tuesday night that mediation with its bakers union has failed and that the 82-year-old company will proceed with liquidation plans.
The bankrupt company said Tuesday night that mediation talks with striking workers had failed and that liquidation would proceed Wednesday.
Hostess announced Tuesday night that mediation with its bakers' union has failed and that the 82-yeawr-old company will proceed with liquidation plans.
Hostess Brands Inc will continue down the path to a full liquidation after a last-ditch mediation session with its striking bakers' union failed to save the Twinkie maker.
Mediated NBA talks resume Saturday with season on the line.
What can be mediated .
I'm often asked what can be mediated , and what can't be mediated .
Cliff Lampe, Paul Resnick, Andrea Forte, Sarita Yardi, Dana Rotman, Todd Marshall, Wayne Lutters, "Educational Priorities for Technology- Mediated Social Participation," Computer, vol 43, no 11, pp 60-67, November, 2010.
Chemical signals and parasite- mediated sexual selection.
Nativity firing to be mediated Three-person panel will conduct hearing.
Following nearly a week of protests by parents angry at the firing of Nativity School's principal, the Archdiocese of Cincinnati this weekend said it would support mediation of the dispute.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Under pressure from a judge to settle their antitrust case, Microsoft and the government have made little progress in private talks and face the intervention of a mediator, officials said Thursday.
Anyone else receive an e-mail from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell last week announcing that the players have walked away from mediation and are suing the NFL.
Mediation Raises Bar on Settlement Agreements.
Judge orders mediation in TVA ash spill trial.

In science:

It is a tempting idea to approximate the wavefunction of an interacting particle by mediating gauge fields surrounding the particle.
Randomness in infinitesimal extent in the McLerran-Venugopalan model
The rest of the lattice would be functioning as a vendor of electrons for the electron–oxygen subsystem, and also as a source for an additional background field, and might also participate as a mediating agent when electrons are moving from one oxygen atom to another.
A simple model for describing a lattice with a double occupancy
There is a possibility to construct the dimension six operator without SU(2) counter processes, assuming a charged SU(2) singlet mediation .
Neutrino factory optimization for non-standard interactions
Maurice Jacob was the perfect mediator for this process.
From SPS to RHIC: Maurice and the CERN heavy-ion programme
Note, in some scalar-tensor theories, the strength of EP violations and the magnitude of the fifth force mediated by the scalar can be drastically larger in space compared with that on the ground , which further justifies a space deployment.
Experimental Tests of General Relativity