mediator

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n mediator a negotiator who acts as a link between parties
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Mediator One who mediates; especially, one who interposes between parties at variance for the purpose of reconciling them; hence, an intercessor. "For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n mediator One who mediates; one who interposes between parties; especially, one who interposes for the purpose of effecting reconciliation.
    • n mediator A go-between; an agent.
    • n mediator Synonyms Intercessor, interceder, propitiator.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Mediator one who mediates between parties at strife:—fem. Mediat′ress, Mē′diatrix
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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. mediator,: cf. E. médiateur,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Low L. mediāre, -ātum—L. medius.

Usage

In literature:

What abounds without my mediation is the invaders of any soil that is first dug up and then left for a time to its own resources.
"The Wonders of Instinct" by J. H. Fabre
Under the mediation of Paul III.
"Memoirs of Marguerite de Valois, Complete" by Marguerite de Valois, Queen of Navarre
He prevailed upon M. le Coislin, through the mediation of friends, to spare him this pain, and M. de Coislin had the generosity to do so.
"The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete" by Duc de Saint-Simon
In consequence of the mediation of Louis XVI.
"Memoirs Of The Court Of Marie Antoinette, Queen Of France, Complete" by Madame Campan
I remember a kind of negotiation had been entered into with the class, in which Montmollin was the mediator.
"The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau, Complete" by Jean Jacques Rousseau
Their withdrawal following the US-mediated accord is tactical, not strategic.
"After the Rain" by Sam Vaknin
Whatever we perceive is perceived immediately or mediately: by sense, or by reason and reflexion.
"Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous in Opposition to Sceptics and Atheists" by George Berkeley
He came as a conqueror not as a mediator.
"The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume II.(of III) 1566-74" by John Lothrop Motley
He wrote to Ghent to offer his mediation between the burghers and the Malcontents.
"The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume III.(of III) 1574-84" by John Lothrop Motley
It was strange therefore, that in this emergency, he should not at once throw himself upon her compassion without any mediator.
"History of the United Netherlands, 1584-86, Vol. I. (of IV) Complete" by John Lothrop Motley
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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
Immense compassion reigns
In our Immanuel's heart,
When he descends to act
A Mediator's part:
He is a Friend and Brother too;
Divinely kind, divinely true.
"Hymn 148" by Isaac Watts
Christ, is the only Mediator known,
Christ, is our only Advocate above,
And there is none, but Jesus Christ alone,
That can, for man, the dread Creator move.
"Concerning Prayer, And Its Proper Requisites" by Rees Prichard
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

In news:

This means taking the right mediation in the right dose at the right time, with the right outcomes.
Hostess, Bakers Agree to Mediation.
Both sides agreed to the mediated settlement of the families' $120 million lawsuit the day before the National Transportation Safety Board suggested the plane was at fault.
We are especially interested in how computer mediation affects the style and content of communication.
After two years of lawsuits and two mediations, Swain and Graham counties have finally agreed on where to draw the county line signifying their portions of the Fontana Dam.
For county seat , it's legislator vs mediator.
NHL and players' union open to mediator.
Microbiologically-Mediated Deterioration in Surface Water Supplies.
Mediation set in Savannah River dredging dispute.
Chemical signals and parasite-mediated sexual selection .
Actress Sarah Shahi stars in Fairly Legal as Kate Reed, a lawyer-turned-mediator.
Giles County taxpayers should hope for successful mediation in the Ten Commandments suit.
terrorist attacks, plane crashes, hurricanes and tornadoes will be translated into mediated horror through vernacular video.
Should Indiana adopt Uniform Mediation Act.
China's four-point plan for Syria is a rare foray into international mediation for the rising power, a sign that Beijing's increasingly global economic interests can trump its traditional hands-off diplomacy.
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In science:

While much work has been done at the second level based on a mediator architecture that describes sources, i.e. the mediator/source interface, the problem of modeling users/application for information integration is less well understood.
Information Integration and Computational Logic
In approaches where the user formulates her queries directly in the mediator language, it is assumed that she is familiar with the vocabulary available for posing queries, or with the range of information that is available to the mediator .
Information Integration and Computational Logic
The mSUGRA models discussed in Section 4.4 do not place such strong constraints on the masses of lepton superpartners, but in other schemes of supersymmetry breaking, such as gauge-mediation and the noscale limit of gravity-mediation, it is natural for the sleptons to be as light as the charginos.
Linear Collider Physics Resource Book for Snowmass 2001 - Part 1: Introduction
The abbreviations on top label these models (mSUGRA: minimal supergravity, GMSB: gauge mediated supersymmetry breaking, AMSB: anomaly mediated supersymmetry breaking).
TESLA Technical Design Report Part I: Executive Summary
Consider a phonon-mediated superconductor such as Pb, where the effective interaction mediating the pairing forms already at temperatures of order the characteristic phonon frequency ωD .
d_{x^2-y^2}-wave superconductivity and the Hubbard model
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