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me·di·ate

(mē'dē-āt),
1. Situated between; intermediate.
2. To effect something by means of an intermediary substance, as in complement-mediated phagocytosis.
[L. mediatus, fr. medio, pp. -atus, to divide in the middle]

mediate

/me·di·ate/ (me´de-it) indirect; accomplished by means of an intervening medium.

mediate

/me·di·ate/ (me´de-āt) to serve as an intermediate agent.

mediate

[mē′dē·āt]
Etymology: L, medio, in the middle
1 v, to cause a change, as in stimulation by a hormone.
2 v, to settle a dispute, as in collective bargaining.
3 adj, situated between two places, things, parts, or terms.
4 n, (in psychology) an event that follows one process or event and precedes another; for example, in the process of cognition, perception follows stimulation and precedes thinking. mediating, adj., mediator, n.

mediate

verb
(1) To act as the agent for a process.
(2) To intervene on behalf of another.

me·di·ate

(mēdē-ăt, -āt)
1. Situated between; intermediate.
2. To effect something by means of an intermediary substance, as in complement-mediated phagocytosis.
[L. mediatus, fr. medio, pp. -atus, to divide in the middle]
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It is increasingly apparent that these shared mediating variables may provide stronger correlates to desired behavioral outcomes than do the theoretical models as a whole.
1997, 1998), is based on the arguments that (i) interventions work by means of mediating variables; (ii) current theoretical models from which mediating variables are obtained often do not account for the substantial variability in targeted outcomes; (iii) interventions have not been shown to substantially effect change in the mediating variables; and (iv) together, these factors impose limits on the effectiveness of the interventions.
As a result of the emergence of this framework, many researchers claim that priority should be placed on research that enhances our understanding of the relation between mediating variables and targeted outcomes and that measure directly the impact of interventions on these mediating variables (Baranowski, Lin, Wetter, Resnicow, & Hearn, 1997).
To create a functional mediating body, Mexican churches will have to forgive one another for a long history of trespasses, and work together for the common good.
The second instance of a mediating space in Brent's narrative involves the central focus of her narrative, the story that she must tell while at the same time - as the authorial tone reflects - she dreads disclosing.
The friction between Brent and her grandmother is untempered by the sort of mediating influence that a mother could feasibly provide - a sympathetic generational connection that could understand both the grandmother's idealistic moral stance and the young girl's very real predicament.
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Emerson says the USIECR assisted in gaining this commitment by mediating scientific disputes that involved disagreements over hydrological monitoring and modeling, facilitating meetings, and helping to develop a memorandum of understanding and a procedure for working through an interim operating plan.
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