un·​me·​di·​at·​ed ˌən-ˈmē-dē-ˌā-təd How to pronounce unmediated (audio)
: not mediated : not communicated or transformed by an intervening agency
experience unmediated by artifice

Example Sentences

photoshopped images have made people aware that a digital photograph is not necessarily an unmediated depiction of reality
Recent Examples on the Web Twitter is a platform for unmediated broadcasting to roughly a quarter billion active users. Roger Mcnamee, Time, 19 Dec. 2022 Rewatching the show after 25 years was an oddly unmediated, even moving experience, like dreaming or getting stoned. Gabriel Rom, New York Times, 11 Oct. 2022 Monetization of microblogging proved to be a challenge, so the platform evolved in steps to its current model of unmediated broadcast to a mass audience. Roger Mcnamee, Time, 18 Nov. 2022 Libby narrating every step of her rise and fall is a neat trick, but subtracts chances for Danes to show us who Rachel is on her own terms, unmediated. Daniel D'addario, Variety, 10 Nov. 2022 Going to museums is one of the last sources of unmediated pleasure for ordinary people: there need not be guides, security barriers, or overly watchful guards. Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker, 2 Nov. 2022 And then there’s a new medium that has risen that is unregulated and unmediated: social media. Eric Umansky, ProPublica, 27 Sep. 2022 The spread of literacy in the early modern West was driven by people’s desire to read God’s word for themselves, to be empowered by an experience of unmediated connection. Drew Gilpin Faust, The Atlantic, 16 Sep. 2022 With no frills or flourishes, the UK pop artist sings over a relaxed arrangement that keeps you focused on the unmediated message in her lyrics. Tara Aquino, Rolling Stone, 23 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1648, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unmediated was in 1648

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“Unmediated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unmediated. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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