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MEDIATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does mediation mean? 

MEDIATION (noun)
  The noun MEDIATION has 2 senses:

1. negotiation to resolve differences conducted by some impartial party
2. the act of intervening for the purpose of bringing about a settlement

  Familiarity information: MEDIATION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MEDIATION (noun)


Sense 1mediation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Negotiation to resolve differences conducted by some impartial party

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("mediation" is a kind of...):

dialogue; negotiation; talks (a discussion intended to produce an agreement)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "mediation"):

arbitration ((law) the hearing and determination of a dispute by an impartial referee agreed to by both parties (often used to settle disputes between labor and management))

conciliation (any of various forms of mediation whereby disputes may be settled short of arbitration)

umpirage (mediation by an umpire)


Sense 2mediation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of intervening for the purpose of bringing about a settlement

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

intermediation; mediation

Hypernyms ("mediation" is a kind of...):

intercession; intervention (the act of intervening (as to mediate a dispute))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "mediation"):

matchmaking (mediation in order to bring about a marriage between others)


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