Definition of mediation in English:


Syllabification: me·di·a·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌmēdēˈāSHən


  • 1Intervention in a dispute in order to resolve it; arbitration: the parties have sought mediation and it has failed
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    • 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.
    arbitration, conciliation, reconciliation, intervention, intercession, good offices; negotiation, shuttle diplomacy
  • 1.1Intervention in a process or relationship; intercession: they are offering sacrifice and mediation between God and man
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    • 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.



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  • 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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