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Meaning of MEDIATION

Pronunciation:  `meedee'eyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of mediating
  2. [n]  negotiation to resolve differences conducted by some impartial party

MEDIATION is a 9 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: intermediation
 See Also: arbitration, conciliation, dialogue, intercession, intervention, negotiation, talks, umpirage



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Me`di*a"tion\, n. [OE. mediacioun, F. m['e]diation.
See {Mediate}, a.]
1. The act of mediating; action or relation of anything
   interposed; action as a necessary condition, means, or
   instrument; interposition; intervention.

         The soul [acts] by the mediation of these passions.

2. Hence, specifically, agency between parties at variance,
   with a view to reconcile them; entreaty for another;
   intercession. --Bacon.

Legal Dictionary
 Definition: A form of alternative dispute resolution in which the parties bring their dispute to a neutral third party, who helps them agree on a settlement.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: agency, appeasement, calming, conciliation, detente, device, dulcification, easing of relations, expedient, going between, instrumentality, intermediation, machinery, mechanism, mollification, pacification, peace-keeping force, peacemaking, peacemongering, placability, placation, propitiation, recourse, relaxation of tension, resort, service, soothing, tranquilization, United Nations troops