mediator

noun me·di·a·tor \ ˈmē-dē-ˌā-tər \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of mediator

1 :one that mediates; especially :one that mediates between parties at variance
2 :a mediating agent in a physical, chemical, or biological process

Examples of mediator in a Sentence

  1. if you two cannot resolve this argument on your own, we'll have to bring in a mediator

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First Known Use of mediator

14th century


Medical Dictionary

mediator

noun me·di·a·tor \ ˈmēd-ē-ˌāt-ər \

medical Definition of mediator

:one that mediates; especially :a mediating agent (as an enzyme or hormone) in a chemical or biological process
  • substance P, a neuropeptide mediator of analgesic stimuli in peripheral sensory nerves
  • —D. R. Robinson

Law Dictionary

mediator

noun me·di·a·tor \ ˈmē-dē-ˌā-tər \

legal Definition of mediator

:one that works to effect reconciliation, settlement, or compromise between parties at variance — compare arbitrator


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