unmediated

adjective
un·​me·​di·​at·​ed | \ ˌən-ˈmē-dē-ˌā-təd How to pronounce unmediated (audio) \

Definition of unmediated

: not mediated : not communicated or transformed by an intervening agency experience unmediated by artifice

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Examples of unmediated in a Sentence

photoshopped images have made people aware that a digital photograph is not necessarily an unmediated depiction of reality
Recent Examples on the Web It’s driven by an impulse to pare down and seek direct, unmediated experiences. Kyle Chayka, Town & Country, 20 Sep. 2021 The result is an unmediated honest expression, lightly fruity, earthy and delicious. New York Times, 6 Aug. 2021 There’s something really powerful about hearing the person’s real voice, unmediated. Cheri Lucas Rowlands, Longreads, 5 June 2021 Inside that man's head is the memory of another world: A lawn, a river, long parentless afternoons, colors, unmediated life. Leah Greenblatt, EW.com, 27 May 2021 The pandemic was, among other things, a huge uncontrolled experiment in replacing unmediated human encounters with online meetings or transactions. New York Times, 19 May 2021 This unmediated feeling was almost too intense to bear. Lauren Groff, The New Yorker, 27 Apr. 2021 Educated audiences complain, after the release of one of these projects, that there is a truer reality of slavery to be exposed, one that is unmediated and unvarnished—as if the mediation and the varnish are not themselves a reveal. Doreen St. Félix, The New Yorker, 14 May 2021 Twitter and Facebook are blocked within China, and Beijing controls the conversation on domestic alternatives like WeChat and Weibo, effectively cutting off unmediated access to the Chinese public. Erika Kinetz, The Christian Science Monitor, 11 May 2021

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First Known Use of unmediated

1648, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unmediated was in 1648

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27 Sep 2021

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“Unmediated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unmediated. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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