mediation

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noun me·di·a·tion \ˌmē-dē-ˈā-shən\

Definition of mediation

  1. :  the act or process of mediating; especially :  intervention between conflicting parties to promote reconciliation, settlement, or compromise

mediational

play \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective

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First Known Use of mediation

14th century


Medical Dictionary

mediation

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noun me·di·a·tion \ˌmēd-ē-ˈā-shən\

Medical Definition of mediation

  1. :  the act or process of mediating something (as a physical process)

mediational

\-shnəl, -shən-əl\play adjective

Law Dictionary

mediation

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noun me·di·a·tion \ˌmē-dē-ˈā-shən\

Legal Definition of mediation

  1. :  nonbinding intervention between parties to promote resolution of a grievance, reconciliation, settlement, or compromise — compare arbitration



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