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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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1) Michael Zeitlin borrows Adorno's thoughts on the radio to discuss Pylons depiction of the "new mental velocity" (117) created by radio in aviation, but it might as easily describe the mediative, transformative function of the graphophone for Cash in As I Lay Dying.
In the following, we present first the theoretical frames and notions underpinning our analyses: on one hand the didactic and ergonomic aproach [16], which describes teacher's activity through five components: personal, mediative, cognitive institutional and social one, on the other hand the instrumental approach [2], [8], from which we use the concept of instrumental genesis and instrumental distance.
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