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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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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).
Simply stated, behavioral theories contain common mediating variables.
In other words, the mediating variable is the MOA that allows a given theory (agent) to result in the affecting the outcome of behavior.
By focusing instead on the ability of interventions to effect changes in mediating variables, researchers are able to place another limit on the impact of an intervention on the outcome behavior (Baranowski, Lin, Wetter, Resnicow, & Hearn, 1997).
When she learns that he is building her a cottage in which to consummate their liaison, she dematerializes, figuratively speaking, in order to waft between the rock and the hard place and, incredibly, locates a mediating space among her grandmother's impossible moral code, the loss of her chosen first love, Mrs.
In lieu of a mediating influence between her grandmother and Flint, and in the absence of a mother to guide her, she becomes, in effect, her own mother.
While her declarations of victory are inconsistent with her metaphor that indicates a fall from grace ("headlong plunge," "plunge into the abyss"), they are perfectly consistent with the delicate balance she maintains on the narrow, mediating ledge she has managed to construct between total subservience and limited self-determination.
Brent's relationship with Sands results in the birth of a boy and a girl, and these children prove to be the driving force in Brent's desperate search for a third mediating space.
Women's mediating activities, furthermore, are relegated exclusively to the sphere of informal, private exchanges, and consequently are presumed to be an alternative to formal power and an alternative to participation in economic activities.
However she argues that the restructuring of the plantation sector has narrowed the scope for female workers, in effect barring them from mediating tasks.
Hence we find the educated Toba Batak women in van Bemmelen's paper mediating between clans.
It is possible that N-WASP, in addition to VASP, can recruit profilin and actin to the surface of Shigella, thereby mediating actin polymerization.