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v. me·di·at·ed, me·di·at·ing, me·di·ates
1. To resolve or settle (differences) by working with all the conflicting parties: mediate a labor-management dispute.
2. To bring about (a settlement, for example) by working with all the conflicting parties.
a. To effect or convey as an intermediate agent or mechanism: chemicals that mediate inflammation.
b. Physics To convey (a force) between subatomic particles.
1. To work with two or more disputants in order to bring about an agreement, settlement, or compromise.
2. To settle or reconcile differences: "[George] Eliot's effort to mediate between the conflicting demands of representation and readability in the [novel's] dialect usage" (Carol A. Martin).
3. To have a relation to two differing persons, groups, or things: psychological processes that mediate between stimulus and response.
adj. (-ĭt)
1. Acting through, involving, or dependent on an intervening agency.
2. Being in a middle position.

[Late Latin mediāre, mediāt-, to be in the middle, from Latin medius, middle; see medhyo- in Indo-European roots.]

me′di·ate·ly (-ĭt-lē) adv.
me′di·a′tion (-ā′shən) n.
me′di·a′tive, me′di·a·to′ry (mē′dē-ə-tôr′ē) adj.
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While Joe was slicing bacon for breakfast, Tom and Huck asked him to hold on a minute; they stepped to a promising nook in the river-bank and threw in their lines; almost im- mediately they had reward.
'My advice, or, leastways, I should say, my ORDERS, is,' said the fattest man of the party, 'that we 'mediately go home again.'
As he perceived her, she had im- mediately begun to stare up through the high tree branches at the sky.
We have learned that we do not see directly, but mediately, and that we have no means of correcting these colored and distorting lenses which we are, or of computing the amount of their errors.
There I was im- mediately set to calking, and very soon learned the art of using my mallet and irons.
mediately. ended ut of at After being given a suspended jail sentence, he walked out the court room and swore apolice officer, according to North Wales Police.
Concerned Stoke players immediately mediately rushed over and the medical staff were quickly on the scene.
This leads to the false impression that only being proceeds immediately from the first principle, while all "subsequent" terms proceed from the first only mediately or indirectly.
mediately turned his attention to the issues on which he campaigned -- namely, continuing to work with SIU to grow enrollment, fostering stronger relationships with nearby communities, and completing the downtown beautification efforts that began in the run-up to the 2017 eclipse.
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Scripture repeatedly affirms that God willed the death of individuals both immediately and mediately. Thus God killed, for example, the entire human population other than Noah and his family (Gen 6:7), the inhabitants of Sodom and Gomorrah (Gen 19:4-5), and Onan (Gen 38:9-10).
As each IPP reaches financial close, it im- mediately begins with the construction of the electrical power plants, which can take between two and three years, before it commences with commercial opera- tions and delivers electricity into the grid.