Definition of Mediation

1. Noun. A negotiation to resolve differences that is conducted by some impartial party.

Generic synonyms: Dialogue, Negotiation, Talks
Specialized synonyms: Arbitration, Conciliation, Umpirage
Derivative terms: Mediate

2. Noun. The act of intervening for the purpose of bringing about a settlement.
Exact synonyms: Intermediation
Generic synonyms: Intercession, Intervention
Specialized synonyms: Matchmaking
Derivative terms: Intermediate, Mediate

Definition of Mediation

1. n. The act of mediating; action or relation of anything interposed; action as a necessary condition, means, or instrument; interposition; intervention.

Definition of Mediation

1. Noun. negotiation to resolve differences conducted by some impartial party. ¹

2. Noun. the act of intervening for the purpose of bringing about a settlement. ¹

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Definition of Mediation

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Mediation

1. The action of an intermediary substance (mediator). (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mediation

mediastinum anterius
mediastinum inferius
mediastinum medium
mediastinum posterius
mediastinum superius
mediastinum testis
mediate contagion
mediate percussion
mediate transfusion
mediation (current term)

Literary usage of Mediation

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1. International Law: A Treatise by Lassa Oppenheim (1921)
"A real legal duty to offer good offices or mediation was not thereby created ; only the expediency and desirability of such an offer was recognised. ..."

2. Elements of International Law by Henry Wheaton (1904)
"mediation of Tlic approved usage of nations authorizes the proposal for the settle- by one State of its good offices or mediation for the ..."

3. The Proceedings of the Hague Peace Conferences: Translation of the Original by James Brown Scott (1920)
"GOOD OFFICES AND mediation ARTICLE 2 In case of serious disagreement or dispute before an appeal to arms, the signatory Powers agree to have recourse, ..."

4. Bouvier's Law Dictionary and Concise Encyclopedia by John Bouvier, Francis Rawle (1914)
"mediation is to have the character of advice without any binding force upon ... Moreover, the acceptance of mediation cannot, in default of an agreement to ..."

5. The American Journal of International Law by American Society of International Law (1914)
"mediation IN MEXICO A comment on the situation in Mexico at the time of going to press ... Leaving aside for the moment the mediation of Argentina, Chile, ..."

6. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1863)
"It is certain that neither statesman can have anticipated the early concurrence of his government in a mediation which would practically assume the ..."

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