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mediation

Line breaks: me¦di|ation
Pronunciation: /miːdɪˈeɪʃ(ə)n
 
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Definition of mediation in English:

noun

[mass noun]
1Intervention in a dispute in order to resolve it; arbitration: the parties have sought mediation and it has failed
More example sentences
  • The agency's next step is to attempt resolution through mediation.
  • Less serious complaints could be dealt by agreement with the complainant, internally or through mediation.
  • Should conciliation fail, the parties could then enter into mediation.
Synonyms
1.1Intervention in a process or relationship; intercession: they are offering sacrifice and mediation between God and man
More example sentences
  • Many forms of Hindu worship do not require the mediation of a priest.
  • This approach to information retrieval still involves human mediation.
  • The mechanism responsible for this pattern involves the mediation of interaction strength by microclimate.

Derivatives

mediational

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • The product of the regression coefficients of the two paths constitutes the indirect or mediational effect.
  • Based on theoretical conceptualizations derived from attachment theory, we would expect to identify mediational effects of perceptions of parents on behavioral adjustment.
  • In trials in which pertinent data are available, mediational analyses could inform theories of change.

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