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 Though carefully thought out and brilliantly executed, this unusual structure has the effect of appearing spontaneous and unmediated. Dohra Ahmad, The New York Review of Books, "A Lark in West Indian London," 10 Jan. 2020 But exactly what separates real writers from mere critics and journalists is the unmediated quality of their obsessions, a willingness, or a readiness, to look ridiculous in pursuit of a passion. Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker, "Clive James Got It Right," 30 Nov. 2019 Popular music from across the continent is entering a golden age, making waves globally and helping to foster linkages across the Global South that hitherto would have been impossible unmediated by western engagement. Saratu Abiola, Quartz Africa, "What Cardi B’s Lagos and Accra visits say about travel and media representations of Africa," 13 Dec. 2019 The older pieces invited such unmediated sounds; newer works required them. Matthew Guerrieri, Washington Post, "Leila Josefowicz presents the violin, unfiltered, in Library of Congress recital," 24 Nov. 2019 Rawley, a chow mix in Oakland, California, can no longer handle it unmediated. Caitlin Gibson, chicagotribune.com, "Fireworks are America’s favorite face exploding, dog torturing, bird murdering way to celebrate its birthday," 25 Oct. 2019 Still, several of the up-and-coming treatments — many of them not new at all — shift our focus from unmediated pill popping. Maggie Jones, New York Times, "A Reckoning With an Imperfect Science in ‘Blue Dreams’," 3 Apr. 2018 The rise of social media allowed people to talk about politics in an unmediated way, reading and saying things that would never have been seen on broadcast television or read in newspapers. The Economist, "The president’s takeover of his party is near complete," 19 Apr. 2018 To create this illusion of unmediated reality, Kiarostami employed a 12-person special effects team and more than half a dozen animal wranglers. Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader, "24 Frames, the final feature from Iranian master Abbas Kiarostami, may send you into a trance," 6 Feb. 2018

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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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18 Jan 2020

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“Unmediated.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unmediated. Accessed 27 January 2020.

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